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Bush vetoes kids health insurance bill
AP/Yahoo News, December 13, 2007
New Jersey ruling threatens surgery centers
Philadelphia Inquirer, December 13, 2007
Vote on Massachusetts retail medical clinics delayed
Boston Globe, December 13, 2007
Nationís hospital bill jumped 7 percent in 2005
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), December 13, 2007
Small businesses oppose mandates for health plans
New York Times, December 13, 2007

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Today's Sections

Federal Government
Bush vetoes kids health insurance bill
AP/Yahoo News, December 13, 2007
Legal
New Jersey ruling threatens surgery centers
Philadelphia Inquirer, December 13, 2007
State/Local Government
Vote on Massachusetts retail medical clinics delayed
Boston Globe, December 13, 2007

California accuses Blue Shield of illegal cancellations
Los Angeles Times, December 13, 2007

Supervisors pick Kaiser for trauma center
Sacramento Bee, December 12, 2007

Fight over Georgia health regulation flares up
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, December 13, 2007

Virginia governor proposes millions for health
Washington Post, December 13, 2007

DHS proposal to trim RIte Care rolls draws criticism
The Providence Journal, December 13, 2007
Physicians
Many doctors could miss sign of breast cancer
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, December 13, 2007
Trends
Nationís hospital bill jumped 7 percent in 2005
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), December 13, 2007

Documentation can mean life or death
Chicago Tribune, December 13, 2007
Health Plans
Small businesses oppose mandates for health plans
New York Times, December 13, 2007

California hospital ends Medi-Cal contract
Los Angeles Times, December 13, 2007

Maryland to expand insurance evaluations
Washington Post, December 13, 2007

Insurance expert criticizes Blue Cross rate calculations
Detroit Free Press, December 13, 2007
Pharmaceutical
Florida residents to soon have access to discount-prescription card
Orlando Sentinel, December 13, 2007
Business
Emory's tough decision regarding its hospital
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, December 13, 2007

Nurses at California's Sutter Health hospitals to strike
AP/San Francisco Chronicle, December 13, 2007

Disney to build health clinic for employees near Epcot
Orlando Sentinel, December 13, 2007

Synergy healthcare has two suitors
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, December 13, 2007

Commentary: Whose Job Is It Anyway?
In last week's column I wrote about whether or not marketers are getting more involved in the strategic end of running a hospital. That got me thinking about all the things that hospital and health system marketers are--and are not--involved in. Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders News
December 12, 2007

Commentary: Managing Relationships
There are primarily two paths to growth in this or any industry. One is the fast-track approach of growing through acquisition. Success via the acquisition route, however, is dependent upon the successful integration of these relationships into your own operations. And there's the rub. Brad Cain, for HealthLeaders News
December 12, 2007

News: Healthcare Costs Imperil Farm Families and Their Rural Providers
American farmers and ranchers, for the most part, aren't having trouble finding health insurance, according to a recent study. But the same report also draws another more unsettling conclusion: Having insurance may not be good enough. Ben Cole, for HealthLeaders News
December 12, 2007

Video: Weeding Out the Weak
Banish mediocrity, boost morale, build success. [Powered by TWL Knowledge Group. Plus the week's top healthcare news stories.] HealthLeaders Media
December 6, 2007





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