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Clayton County, GA, says no to Southern Regional hospital
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, December 17, 2008
Credit crunch delays new University of Minnesota Medical Center facility
Minneapolis Star Tribune, December 17, 2008
Health providers face huge cuts from New York governor's budget proposal
New York Times, December 17, 2008
Ohio legislation threatens reporting plan for hospitals
Cleveland Plain Dealer, December 16, 2008
Nurses' unions clash at Jackson Health System hospitals
Miami Herald, December 16, 2008

Spotlight: Here Come the Seniors The well-documented influx of baby boomer patients promises to increase the already high demand for senior services. But the prospect of expanding a service line that relies so heavily on Medicare has some hospital leaders jittery. Read More

Today's Sections

State/Local Government
Clayton County, GA, says no to Southern Regional hospital
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, December 17, 2008

Health providers face huge cuts from New York governor's budget proposal
New York Times, December 17, 2008

Ohio legislation threatens reporting plan for hospitals
Cleveland Plain Dealer, December 16, 2008

State to decide if Nashville hospital can end obstetrics
The Tennessean, December 17, 2008
Business
Credit crunch delays new University of Minnesota Medical Center facility
Minneapolis Star Tribune, December 17, 2008

Nurses' unions clash at Jackson Health System hospitals
Miami Herald, December 16, 2008

Recession hitting Jacksonville, FL-area hospitals
Jacksonville Business Journal, December 17, 2008

New Jersey hospitals aid state's economy
AP/Philadelphia Inquirer, December 17, 2008
Federal Government
Obama health stimulus plan could mean $1.8 billion for Florida
Miami Herald, December 17, 2008

After losing Medicaid coverage, many patients land in hospitals
New York Times, December 17, 2008
Technology
Doubts grow over high-tech CT scans of heart
Wall Street Journal (blog), December 17, 2008
Health Plans
Insurers seek presence at healthcare sessions
New York Times, December 17, 2008

Geography has role in Medicare cancer coverage
New York Times, December 17, 2008

Beating the insurance Blues
Washington Post, December 17, 2008
Global Healthcare News
Why Americans pay more for healthcare
The McKinsey Quarterly (free registration required), December 16, 2008
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Commentary: Benefit Plans That Limit Everything But Your Losses
If you're fed up with high-deductible health plans, so-called limited-benefit plans should be making steam come out of your ears. They've been around for a few years, but their growth is accelerating. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media
December 15, 2008

Commentary: Holidays Welcomed Amid Economic Gloom
Despite a financial downturn, upheaval in senior leadership, and just-announced layoffs, Boca Raton Community Hospital refuses to let the spirit of the holidays wither away. John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media
December 15, 2008

Audio: Sea Change With Hospital Debt
As hospitals have lost insurance on their bonds, investors are insisting that hospitals' debt be insured by their performance, says Thomas Royer, MD, president and CEO of Christus Health. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media
December 15, 2008

Contributed Feature: Battling the Downturn
If there's one thing that healthcare professionals have learned in these trying economic times, it's that despite some claims to the contrary, the healthcare industry certainly isn't recession-proof. HealthLeaders Media guest columnist Mike Alkire offers some suggestions on what your hospital can do to minimize the effects of the economic crisis. Mike Alkire, for HealthLeaders Media
December 15, 2008





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