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October 31, 2013
Community Health Systems profit falls, outlook lowered
Sebelius apologizes for health site's malfunctions
Memo raised security concerns about healthcare website
Insurers, White House argue against delaying healthcare deadline
Vendor's server problem knocked down health website
Top hospitals opt out of Obamacare
Group's lawsuit seeks to void healthcare law
The President wants you to get rich on Obamacare
Johns Hopkins medical unit rarely finds black lung, helping coal industry defeat miners' claims
Changing light patterns in hospital rooms may ease patients' pain and fatigue
Doctors' group to launch own health plan for staff
October 30, 2013
Health site chief expects low initial enrollment number
Tavenner apologizes for health site delays, cites progress
Insurers oppose Obamacare extension as danger to profits
Sebelius to testify on troubled website rollout
Holy Cross Hospital's parent company taps Rick Gilfillan as new CEO
Aetna's 3Q profit rises 4 pct
City of Pittsburgh responds to UPMC claim that it has no employees
How VT plans to push further on health
Doctors use euphemism for $2.4 billion in needless stents
Opinion: Shelter from the storms
October 29, 2013
Health site puts agency and leader in hot seat
Medicare premiums to remain flat in 2014
Healthcare.gov up again after data system crash, may be slow: agency
Healthcare.gov is not being repealed
White House OKs limited waiver on health penalty
Poll: 47% don't know where to get healthcare info
White House knew millions could not keep their health insurance
Should hospital ratings be embraced, or despised?
FDA shift on painkillers was years in the making
Opinion: Patients must learn more, question doctors to prevent unneeded treatment
Some health screenings may harm more than help
October 28, 2013
HealthCare.gov crashes amid changes
Patients, firms shop for better healthcare deals
State healthcare website recovering from glitches
Some health insurance gets pricier as Obamacare rolls out
America's 'other' healthcare revolution
Garden City (NJ) chief of staff: Hospital is a 'tough business to be in'
Health insurance fair draws thousands to downtown Dallas
Hundreds of LICH employees receive layoff notices
Frustrated by Healthcare.gov, some consumers buy off exchange
Healthcare.gov may be a 'black swan'
October 25, 2013
Obamacare applications near 700,000, official says
Sebelius promises fixes to healthcare website
Obamacare contractors say testing of website was limited
Obama team to clarify healthcare penalties
Healthcare law fails to lower prices for rural areas
Opinion: The wildest time ever in American healthcare
Nonprofit hospitals swap breaks for mergers under law
Should medical school last just 3 years?
Las Vegas doctor sentenced in hepatitis C outbreak
A doctor's job is to be honest about unrealistic optimism
October 24, 2013
Here's what happened at White House meeting with payers
Administration to adjust healthcare penalty deadline guidance
More charged in federal probe of Sacred Heart Hospital
Suit challenging VA health facility law revived
Opinion: Payment reform – flat facility fees & ACOs aren't enough
Hospital cost shifting may be a thing of the past
UPMC, Highmark reach tentative agreement to settle lawsuits
Robots that emit ultraviolet light help hospitals curb some infections
Medicare drags feet on secure patient IDs
Costly prostate therapy common when docs own the machine
October 23, 2013
Sebelius thrust into firestorm on exchanges
White House brings in help to fix healthcare website
Insiders who worked on US health website describe high stress, complaints about major problems
Big insurers avoid many state health exchanges
3 dead in medical helicopter crash in West TN
UPMC says it does not have employees
Cleveland Clinic CEO Toby Cosgrove elected to IOM
Health co-ops, created to foster competition and lower insurance costs, are in danger
Lawsuit against BJC HealthCare alleges wage violations
Blue Cross says it will pay 4 MS hospitals more
Gov Corbett to sign bill allowing doctors to apologize
October 22, 2013
Obama pushes health law but concedes website problems
HHS debuts changes to Obamacare website
Navigating healthcare expenses costly
How long does Obama have to fix Healthcare.gov?
OH panel approves Medicaid expansion in victory for Obamacare
TX doctors, hospitals don't know if they're in or out of Obamacare plans
Opinion: Why doctors hate EHR software
At Twin Cities hospitals, doing more with less blood
Doctors rarely discuss risks of cancer screening
Social media raises medical privacy questions
October 21, 2013
Contractors see weeks of work on health site
Obama to call healthcare website glitches 'unacceptable' as fix sought
Hospitals face whole new world under health law
Healthcare exchanges have received 476,000 applications, US officials say
Driving a new bargain on healthcare
Republicans say Kathleen Sebelius will have to answer for healthcare exchanges
Once a rarity, walk-in healthcare now common in (SC) Midlands
Report: Body of Baptist Health Care (FL) CFO Kerry Vermillion recovered
Q&A: FL's top health care navigator in spotlight
How Healthcare.gov doomed itself by screwing startups
Healthcare name game is confusing, so take note
October 18, 2013
Sebelius stands by decision not to delay launch of marketplace website
Obamacare helpers frustrated as tech problems stall enrollment
Insight: As Obamacare tech woes mounted, contractor payments soared
Women make better doctors than men
Opinion: ACA's bungled rollout aside, government health insurance works
UnitedHealth sees Medicare payment shortfall, shares drop
OR cuts tally of people lacking health insurance by 10 percent in two weeks
NH will hold special session on Medicaid expansion
Catholic hospitals grow, and with them questions of care
Why are hospital CEOs paid so well?
Gynecologist's license suspended amid inquiry over drug, image allegations
October 17, 2013
Republicans back down, ending crisis over shutdown and debt limit
Here's why Healthcare.gov broke down
Obama health target: 500,000 signups by Oct. 31
Opinion: The myth of the medical-device tax
Search tools wanting on many exchanges
Maryland HIX data privacy under the microscope
Parkland Memorial Hospital turns attention back to CEO search
To reduce patient falls, hospitals try alarms, more nurses
Implementing hospital affiliation no simple task
The case for computer-based healthcare
U.N. agency calls outdoor air pollution leading cause of cancer
October 16, 2013
US nonprofit hospital CEO annual pay averages $600K
Improving patient engagement equal parts technology, empathy
Healthcare.gov on track to miss its enrollment deadlines
Miami leads nation in Medicare drug spending
VT hospital fears for funding after patient death
Opinion: The huge healthcare subsidy everyone is ignoring
Crisis: Patients not taking their medications
Hospital progress toward Meaningful Use, so far
Adventist HealthCare CEO: Don't drop your company health plan
The CDC and the shutdown: Potentially a big deal
October 15, 2013
Obamacare's reviled Medicare cuts have turned out better than expected
Patients mired in costly credit from doctors
States encounter Obamacare impostors
Study: Hospital CEO pay not tied to quality of care
Patients pay before seeing doctor as deductibles spread
ME nurses say Obamacare doesn't go far enough, argue for universal coverage
Dignity Health, Optum launch joint venture to simplify patient billing
Physician assistants fill in at the fringes of healthcare
Breaking through cancer's shield
Remote patient monitoring closer to mainstream
Hospital giant fails in bid to swipe nurses' sick days
October 14, 2013
Why is it so hard to find a doctor?
More doctors, nurses becoming hospital administrators
Those proton beams don't come cheap
Health insurance exchanges plagued by data errors
From the start, signs of trouble at health portal
Healthcare rates spark a mix of shock and delight
A job engine sputters as hospitals cut staff
Pushing healthcare in USA's poorest big city
Health insurance exchanges suffer ills of geography
Obesity surgery coverage balloons the cost of some healthcare plans in VA
October 11, 2013
Obamacare officials defend online exchanges
Some say healthcare site's problems highlight flawed federal IT policies
Poll: Health exchange rollout gets poor review
Doubts about pay-for-performance in healthcare
Health act embraced in CA
Sicker Medicaid, Medicare emergency patients less profitable
Is Obamacare really to blame for cuts at the Cleveland Clinic and other hospitals?
More proof that healthcare loves big data
AZ medical board took doc licensing shortcuts
The need for better obesity education–in medical schools
Opinion: Obamacare failed website's clever innovation
October 10, 2013
Uninsured find more success via health exchanges run by states
NIH admits a dozen critically ill despite shutdown
The shutdown, the debt and healthcare: a primer
The real face of healthcare reform
Scammers busy under guise of Obamacare
CVS/pharmacies expand retail clinics in LA in response to healthcare market demand
Woman missing 17 days found dead in hospital stairway
UCLA to run health clinics for Motion Picture & Television Fund
TB deaths at Las Vegas hospital's NICU spur health alert
For $49, a doctor will see you now -- online
October 9, 2013
Insurers getting faulty data from HIX
Govt. health and safety efforts slowed or halted
Questionable design blamed for HIX website woes
U of Miami Hospital overbilled Medicare $3.7M, audit says
Shutdown scuttles inspections of hospitals
Central Maine Medical Center lauds ruling against Anthem
SSM Health Care to begin layoffs
In MN, nurses in trouble get second chances
MN warns 104 health department workers of possible furlough
Hospital TB exposure under investigation in NV
October 8, 2013
Hospitals and insurers struggle to reduce costs from "super-utilizers"
What everyone is getting wrong about Healthcare.gov
America's healthcare upheaval: Will it get better?
Many doctors unsure about participating in health exchanges
Opinion: Sebelius Touts HealthCare.gov
Robotic surgery risks, harms rise with marketing
In NC, Medicaid managed care companies finding new opportunities
MN hospitals reduce unnecessary blood transfusions
Orlando Health nurses rallying for unions
Orszag: Are hospitals more efficient than they seem?
October 7, 2013
Health insurance shoppers suffer sticker shock
A techie walks us through healthcare.gov's two big problems
Healthcare hospitality: Hospitals use amenities to dazzle patients
Opinion: Pent-up demand for health insurance
Without TX help, hospitals must make Obamacare work
Opinion: Exchanges will raise US healthcare costs
Opinion: At core of US healthcare dysfunction – it's the prices, stupid
New Prince George's (MD) hospital to cost $655M
Numbers guy sheds light on confusing hospital pricing
Healthcare holdouts: Uninsured but resisting
October 4, 2013
Obamacare wait times cut by one-third, HHS says
Obamacare has time to fix exchanges — but not forever
Online health exchanges: How secure?
Online delays signal strong demand for healthcare
The cost of rejecting Medicaid expansion
Hospital mergers may drive up costs
Leader of cancer center works on changes after feedback
Federal government shuts off $20 million in funding to ME hospital
Doctors ignore advice on sore throats, bronchitis
Clinical trial patients to Congress: 'Stop acting like babies'
Florida Hospital opens 2 women's health centers
October 3, 2013
Problems at healthcare website not from online attack, experts say
Government shutdown forces hospital to turn patients away
Insurance may narrow race gap in access to surgery
CA eases secrecy rules around health contracts
Some physicians still charge co-payments banned by law
Physicians brace for insurance-induced headaches
Texans bypass website glitches to get healthcare
PA bills want hospitals to take 'any insurer'
UC Irvine and MemorialCare Health System agree to partner, not merge
Western Maryland hospitals form alliance
October 2, 2013
Health insurance markets open amid heavy volume and delays
Lessons for the Obamacare rollout, courtesy of MA
Obamacare demand signals potential success for exchanges
Tuomey Healthcare ordered to pay $276 million
Opinion: Baylor Health System, Tenet Healthcare embrace Obamacare
Cuts block some seeking NIH research treatment
Research foundation takes control of LSU hospitals
The case for changing how doctors work
'Rock Doc' busted on Medicare fraud charges
How do you design a hospital that can foster great ideas?
October 1, 2013
Obamacare launch poised to reach millions despite shutdown drama
US plans to unveil new insurance options
Do patients even want digital health records?
Opinion: Healthcare apps could be doctor's best friend
White House shows off website to buy health insurance under Obamacare
Baylor Health Care System, Scott & White complete their merger
Oncologists call for industry-led global fund to fight cancer
Why hospitals should be more like Disney World
Citrus Memorial Hospital boards vote for HCA
Struck by turtle: Anticipating a new healthcare billing system