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M.D. Anderson submits its records on charitable care
Houston Chronicle, October 10, 2008
Birmingham-based Physicians Medical Center Carraway expects to get loan to stay open
Birmingham News, October 10, 2008
GM retirees get early shot at Medicare plans
Detroit Free Press, October 10, 2008
Many Floridians lack health insurance, study says
Miami Herald, October 9, 2008
Nearly one in six online health insurance shoppers are 'uninsurable'
Wall Street Journal (blog), October 10, 2008

Spotlight: Rural Wisconsin Hospitals Provide Lesson in Innovation A small group of hospitals in western Wisconsin is providing a lesson in innovation for rural hospitals everywhere. Read More

Today's Sections

Federal Government
M.D. Anderson submits its records on charitable care
Houston Chronicle, October 10, 2008

Law equalizes coverage for mental, physical care
Washington Post, October 10, 2008
Business
Birmingham-based Physicians Medical Center Carraway expects to get loan to stay open
Birmingham News, October 10, 2008

Blue Cross at odds with Rhode Island hospitals
Providence Journal, October 10, 2008
Health Plans
GM retirees get early shot at Medicare plans
Detroit Free Press, October 10, 2008

Many Floridians lack health insurance, study says
Miami Herald, October 9, 2008

Nearly one in six online health insurance shoppers are 'uninsurable'
Wall Street Journal (blog), October 10, 2008

Carolinas health insurance coverage dwindling
Charlotte Observer, October 10, 2008
State/Local Government
Pennsylvania Senate approves bill limiting forced overtime for nurses
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 10, 2008

Baycare gets Florida county's blessing on hospital and helipad proposal
St. Petersburg Times, October 10, 2008

Florida disciplines five doctors for their medical mistakes
Orlando Sentinel, October 9, 2008
Trends
Survey: Healthcare costs hitting young adults hardest
Baltimore Business Journal, October 10, 2008

Top IC Groups Offer Practical Strategies to prevent HAIs
Joanne Finnegan, for Briefings on Infection Control, October 9, 2008

Men find roadblock to opting out of Medicare
AP/Yahoo News, October 10, 2008

$600,000 grant helps study health woes in Louisville, KY, neighborhood
Louisville Courier-Journal, October 10, 2008
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Audio: Doc the Vote
Jonathan Oberlander, PhD, associate professor of health policy and politics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, discusses the healthcare reform proposals offered by Senators McCain and Obama. Elyas Bakhtiari, for HealthLeaders Media
October 9, 2008

Commentary: Disagreement About Overloaded Physicians
A Massachusetts Medical Society report suggests a number of physician specialties are operating under severe labor market conditions, but health plans think differently. Les Masterson, for HealthLeaders Media
October 8, 2008

Commentary: Picture This: Creating a More Flattering Image of your Hospital
In look and feel, hospital ads run the gamut from slick to sloppy. The main culprit for ads that look less than professional? Bad photography. Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media
October 8, 2008

Contributed Feature: Margins Squeezed? Here's Where to Find Operational Efficiencies
The current economic downturn has caught many businesses, including healthcare organizations, in an unanticipated margin squeeze. The impact is being felt from the declining value of investment portfolios, reduced access to capital, increasing supply costs, and a rising proportion of uninsured patients. So what can your organization do to ensure that it is generating the margin necessary to fund future operations and investments? A margin improvement audit may be the solution. Robert D. Betka Jr. and Myra J. Mengwasser, for HealthLeaders Media
October 6, 2008





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