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Political temperature may be just right for healthcare overhaul
Los Angeles Times, November 18, 2008
Detroit-based Beaumont banks on $60-million fiscal plan
Detroit Free Press, November 18, 2008
Massachusetts doctors' fear of lawsuits tied to added costs of $1.4 billion
Boston Globe, November 18, 2008
Survey: Many doctors plan to quit or cut back
Reuters/Yahoo News, November 18, 2008
Angioplasty overused among millions of patients, evidence shows
Kansas City Star, November 17, 2008

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Federal Government
Political temperature may be just right for healthcare overhaul
Los Angeles Times, November 18, 2008

Group offers fixes for healthcare system
Minneapolis Star Tribune, November 18, 2008

Protests over a rule to protect health providers
New York Times, November 18, 2008

Medicare wants limits for weight loss surgery
Reuters/Yahoo News, November 18, 2008
Business
Detroit-based Beaumont banks on $60-million fiscal plan
Detroit Free Press, November 18, 2008

Simon Center opens at New Jersey-based Overlook Hospital
Newark Star-Ledger, November 17, 2008
Physicians
Massachusetts doctors' fear of lawsuits tied to added costs of $1.4 billion
Boston Globe, November 18, 2008

Survey: Many doctors plan to quit or cut back
Reuters/Yahoo News, November 18, 2008

Brooksville, FL, clinic wants to expand, help more
St. Petersburg Times, November 17, 2008

Radiologists are in great demand in Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, November 17, 2008

South Florida family doctors leaving practices
South Florida Sun-Sentinel, November 17, 2008
Hospital News
Massachusetts General Hospital striving to boost its scores
Boston Globe, November 18, 2008

New antibiotics take aim at staph's rise
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), November 18, 2008

MRSA: Patients revolt against hospital secrecy
Seattle Times, November 18, 2008

An hour of peace at University of California-Davis Med center helps the kids relax
Sacramento Bee, November 17, 2008
State/Local Government
Connecticut governor agrees to end linking HUSKY, Charter Oak insurance plans
Hartford Courant, November 18, 2008

Medicaid program on skids, Louisiana governor says
New Orleans Times-Picayune, November 17, 2008
Health Plans
Kennedy announces plan to submit bill for universal care
Washington Post, November 18, 2008

Health insurance tab creeps toward half of family income
Wall Street Journal (blog), November 18, 2008
Trends
Workers get healthcare at the office
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), November 18, 2008

Angioplasty overused among millions of patients, evidence shows
Kansas City Star, November 17, 2008
Global Healthcare News
Zimbabwe doctors protest over ailing health system
AP/Yahoo News, November 18, 2008
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Commentary: Even the C-suite Isn't Safe
Hospitals are looking at every way possible to keep their organizations financially stable. Unfortunately, for many providers, staying financially stable has meant cutting service lines and laying off employees. Carrie Vaughan, for HealthLeaders Media
November 14, 2008

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 10, 2008

Magazine: Redefining Primary Care
Northwestern's practice gains where others fear to tread. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Magazine
November 2008

Contributed Feature: Increasing Early Patient Payments Starts with a Change in Mindset
Hospitals and physicians interested in collecting patient payments earlier in the patient care process ought to know two very important things before providing service: how much to charge and whom to charge. Guest columnist Jorge Wong says while this demand may be challenging, it is also a unique opportunity for providers to better communicate with patients and increase their point-of-service collections. Jorge Wong, for HealthLeaders Media
November 17, 2008





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