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Top Stories
Lawmakers craft reprieve for medical pay
AP/Yahoo News, December 19, 2007
Insurers seek bigger reach in coverage
New York Times, December 19, 2007
New affiliation agreement for KU Hospital, Med Center and doctorsí group
Kansas City Star, December 19, 2007
Washington doctors fight proposal to limit physician-owned hospitals
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, December 19, 2007
Child health plan to be expanded in New Jersey
New York Times, December 19, 2007

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Today's Sections

Federal Government
Lawmakers craft reprieve for medical pay
AP/Yahoo News, December 19, 2007

GOP candidate wants choices available to patients
Des Moines Register, December 19, 2007
Health Plans
Insurers seek bigger reach in coverage
New York Times, December 19, 2007

Universal health coverage sought in Michigan
Detroit Free Press, December 19, 2007

Aetna PPOs accredited
Hartford Courant, December 19, 2007

Tufts Health gives $500,000 to nonprofit
Boston Globe, December 19, 2007

Insurer's $1 million grant to provide medical simulation center
Indianapolis Star, December 18, 2007
Business
New affiliation agreement for KU Hospital, Med Center and doctorsí group
Kansas City Star, December 19, 2007

Under proposed lease, Atlanta hospital would take care of poor
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, December 19, 2007

Ambulatory Services buys California company
The Tennessean, December 19, 2007
Physicians
Washington doctors fight proposal to limit physician-owned hospitals
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, December 19, 2007

Confidential programs let addicted doctors practice while in rehab
Minneapolis Star Tribune, December 19, 2007

Pilot program aims to train Spanish-speaking doctors
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), December 19, 2007

Vanderbilt announces opening of new primary practice in Tennessee
The Tennessean, December 19, 2007
State/Local Government
Child health plan to be expanded in New Jersey
New York Times, December 19, 2007
Trends
Nonelderly Floridians paying more for healthcare
Miami Herald, December 19, 2007

Report: Many states still fall short in emergency preparedness
HealthDay/Washington Post, December 19, 2007

Magazine: If It Ain't Broke, Fix It
Senior leaders are spending less time in the corner office and more time on clinical floors as their organizations work to identify and eliminate shortcuts before serious errors occur. Molly Rowe, for HealthLeaders Magazine
December 13, 2007

Commentary: Is This A Valid Claim?
Last week I reported on consumer mistrust of health organizations, a gap some are trying to bridge with Web portals. That gap may get bigger, if a recent study that crossed my desk has any merit. Gary Baldwin, for HealthLeaders Media
December 18, 2007

Contributed Feature: Data Sharing Creates Connected Healthcare Community
Contributor Brent Eichman describes how an Oregon Community made headway in linking healthcare providers. Brent Eichman, for HealthLeaders News
December 18, 2007

Video: Rehab technology
Blending clinical nobility and real-world pragmatism. [Powered by TWL Knowledge Group, this video also features the week's top healthcare news stories.] HealthLeaders Media
December 13, 2007





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