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Headlines

SENATE DELAYS VOTE ON DOC FIX BILL -Friday, March 27
Senate Leader Mitch McConnell predicts passage in two weeks following spring break, but some lawmakers worry about the impact on the budget deficit. Reuters

HOUSE PASSES 'DOC FIX' LEGISLATION -
Thursday, March 26
The vote was overwhelmingly in favor, but Senate passage is expected to be trickier.  Healthcare Dive

PROGRESS MADE IN REDUCING NURSING HOME COMPLAINT BACKLOG
- Wednesday, March 25
At a joint hearing, the Dept. of Public Health reports it is addressing new complaints, but a significant backlog remains. California Healthline

PAY DISPARITY IN THE FIELD OF NURSING
- Wednesday, March 25
Female nurses outnumber male nurses ten to one, but women still earn less money.  Kaiser Health News

DOCTORS OFTEN FAIL TO TELL PATIENTS THEY HAVE ALZHEIMER'S - Tuesday, March 24
A report from the Alzheimer's Association says more than a half million Californians have the diagnosis, but have not been informed about the devastating disease. San Francisco Chronicle

SIRUM EXPAND DRUG REDISTRIBUTION PROGRAM TO OTHER STATES - 
Friday, March 20
Nursing homes in CA have donated unused medication to 35,000 needy individuals thanks to the program. The New York Times

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