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Struggling states cut healthcare for poor before Obama can bolster coverage
Los Angeles Times, January 14, 2009
Two hospitals in Queens may face bankruptcy
New York Times, January 14, 2009
Illinois hospital settlement may help tens of thousands of uninsured patients
Chicago Tribune, January 14, 2009
Blue Cross of Massachusetts sets sights on lower health costs
Boston Globe, January 14, 2009
UnitedHealth Settles Suit Over Systemic Underpayment
Elyas Bakhtiari, for HealthLeaders Media, January 13, 2009

Spotlight: Survey: Layoff 'Survivors' are Anxious, Angry If your hospital has recently undergone layoffs, don't expect "surviving" employees to work harder or pick up the slack out of sheer gratitude for not getting canned. Read More

Today's Sections

State/Local Government
Struggling states cut healthcare for poor before Obama can bolster coverage
Los Angeles Times, January 14, 2009

California health insurers must provide interpreters
AP/Yahoo News, January 14, 2009

St. Bernard Parish ponders two sites for hospital
New Orleans Times-Picayune, January 13, 2009

Iowa will wait on Medicaid cut
Des Moines Register, January 13, 2009

Sacramento First 5 panel OKs health premiums for kids
Sacramento Bee, January 13, 2009
Business
Two hospitals in Queens may face bankruptcy
New York Times, January 14, 2009

California hospitals feel ill effects of recession
Los Angeles Times, January 14, 2009

Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-Iowa to cut 80 jobs
AP/Chicago Tribune, January 14, 2009

Walgreen broadens its healthcare reach
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), January 14, 2009

George Washington University Hospital names new CEO
Washington Business Journal, January 13, 2009
Legal
Illinois hospital settlement may help tens of thousands of uninsured patients
Chicago Tribune, January 14, 2009

UnitedHealth Settles Suit Over Systemic Underpayment
Elyas Bakhtiari, for HealthLeaders Media, January 13, 2009
Health Plans
Blue Cross of Massachusetts sets sights on lower health costs
Boston Globe, January 14, 2009

WellMed enters Orlando market
Orlando Business Journal, January 14, 2009

CMS approves WellCare expansion
Tampa Bay Business Journal, January 14, 2009

Foundation presents plan to provide universal health coverage in Connecticut
Hartford Courant, January 14, 2009

Washington, DC, families seeking insurance for kids
Washington Post, January 14, 2009
Physicians
Hospitalists certification board created
Tampa Bay Business Journal, January 14, 2009

Doctors going alternative
Chicago Tribune, January 14, 2009
Global Healthcare News
Zimbabwe denies citizens right to health, group says
Washington Post, January 14, 2009
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Commentary: You Write, I Listen
You readers have been especially prolific lately. I've wanted to share your thoughts with everyone else for some time now, but I've been running off at the mouth myself so much lately with predictions for the new year. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media
January 9, 2009

Contributed Feature: Key Trends and Implications for 2009
HealthLeaders Media contributor Steven T. Valentine discusses 10 trends that will have a significant impact on the healthcare delivery system, and where senior leaders and board members should be concentrating their efforts in the difficult year ahead. Steven T. Valentine, for HealthLeaders Media
January 9, 2009

Audio: Reeling in the Revenue
Jerry Miller, MD, president of Holston Medical Group in East Tennessee, talks about strategizing on investments needed to make in strategic initiatives to diversify revenue streams. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media
January 12, 2009

Contributed Feature: Weather the Crisis With Creative Cost Control
While many hospitals have long operated with slim margins and careful expense management, today's worldwide financial crisis raises the pressures to unprecedented levels. Mary Ann Holt, RN, MSN, a senior partner at IMA Consulting, discusses how the biggest impact may stem from debt financing bonds that require certain performance targets to be met. Mary Ann Holt, for HealthLeaders Media
January 12, 2009





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