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Massachusetts toughens rules for building new clinics
Boston Globe, November 14, 2008
Baptist Health seeks to take over Florida Keys hospital
Miami Herald, November 14, 2008
University of California-Irvine Medical Center plans to reduce pediatric care
Los Angeles Times, November 14, 2008
Aid cuts to force hospital changes in Alabama
Birmingham News, November 14, 2008
WellPoint soon will offer some medical travel benefits
Minneapolis Star Tribune, November 14, 2008

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Today's Sections

Business
Massachusetts toughens rules for building new clinics
Boston Globe, November 14, 2008

Baptist Health seeks to take over Florida Keys hospital
Miami Herald, November 14, 2008
Hospital News
University of California-Irvine Medical Center plans to reduce pediatric care
Los Angeles Times, November 14, 2008

Report: Medical care varies widely at Seattle-area clinics and hospitals
Seattle Times, November 14, 2008

Massachusetts birth center's possible demise ignites protest
Boston Globe, November 14, 2008

Ike-damaged hospital, med school laying off 3,800
AP/Yahoo News, November 14, 2008
Finance
Aid cuts to force hospital changes in Alabama
Birmingham News, November 14, 2008
Global Healthcare News
WellPoint soon will offer some medical travel benefits
Minneapolis Star Tribune, November 14, 2008
State/Local Government
Louisiana governor details Medicaid revamp
New Orleans Times-Picayune, November 14, 2008

Illinois high court removes block on FamilyCare funds
Chicago Tribune, November 14, 2008

California children's insurance program may need wait list
AP/San Francisco Chronicle, November 14, 2008

Supporters ask Illinois Supreme Court to uphold malpractice caps
AP/Chicago Tribune, November 14, 2008
Health Plans
Aetna tells employees it will pursue staff cuts
Associated Press, November 14, 2008
Physicians
Unions say CVS pushed costly drug to doctors
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), November 14, 2008

Chronically ill U.S. patients often skip care due to costs
HealthDay/Washington Post, November 14, 2008
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Audio: Healthcare in a Time for Change
Will a new era be a time of historic change in healthcare? HealthLeaders Media asked U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper, Alegent Health CEO Wayne Sensor and North Shore-LIJ Health System CEO Michael Dowling to share their hopes. Jim Molpus, for HealthLeaders Media
November 11, 2008

Commentary: CDHPs Doomed Without Physician Support
A recent study showed that most primary care physicians don't understand CDHPs and medical savings accounts, and don't trust quality-of-care information on health insurers' Web sites. Les Masterson, for HealthLeaders Media
November 12, 2008

Commentary: Let Need Drive Finances for Capital Projects
Community and rural hospitals considering renovations on their aging buildings or altogether new construction should not be discouraged by the down market and the credit crunch. John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media
November 12, 2008

Audio: Helping the Little Guy
Thomas Dwyer, COO of Atlantis Health Plan, discusses the small employer health insurance market and what small businesses want from their health plans. Les Masterson, for HealthLeaders Media
November 12, 2008





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