Capsules: Survey: Most U.S. Primary Care Docs Using EMRs; Miss. Builds Exchange Despite Objections Of Gov, Tea Party; Divorce Often Means Women Lose Health Coverage

Now on Kaiser Health News' blog, Ankita Rao reports on primary care physicians and electronic medical records: "U.S. doctors are no longer the laggards when it comes to using health information technology in their practices. But they are still more weighed down by paperwork and health care costs than many of their Western counterparts" (Rao, 11/15).

In addition, Mississippi Public Radio's Jeffrey Hess, working in collaboration with Kaiser Health News and NPR, reports on Mississippi's exchange: "The Mississippi Insurance Department officially told the federal government that it will run its own health insurance exchange and plans to file the exchange blueprint Friday. If the state had not set up an insurance exchange, which is an online marketplace for comparison shopping for health insurance called for by the health overhaul law, the federal government would have set one up in Mississippi instead" (Hess, 11/16).

Also on Capsules, Shefali S. Kulkarni writes about the link for women between divorce and losing health insurance: "A study released this week from the University of Michigan reveals that roughly 115,000 American women lose their private health insurance annually after a divorce and about half of them do not get replacement coverage" (Kulkarni, 11/15). Check out what else is on the blog.

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