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Emory cuts Atlanta's Grady Memorial Hospital debt $20 million
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, December 19, 2008
Temple University system's study of cost effectiveness has nurses' union riled
Philadelphia Inquirer, December 19, 2008
Baltimore clinics' burden spills over to ERs
Baltimore Sun, December 19, 2008
Budget office sees hurdles in financing health plans
New York Times, December 19, 2008
Rule shields health workers who withhold care based on beliefs
Washington Post, December 19, 2008

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Today's Sections

Business
Emory cuts Atlanta's Grady Memorial Hospital debt $20 million
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, December 19, 2008

Temple University system's study of cost effectiveness has nurses' union riled
Philadelphia Inquirer, December 19, 2008

St. Louis hospitals purchased by Florida company
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, December 19, 2008

Piedmont Healthcare puts hold on state-of-art facility in Newnan, GA
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, December 19, 2008

President of Libertyville, IL-based Condell Medical Center to resign
Chicago Tribune, December 19, 2008
State/Local Government
Baltimore clinics' burden spills over to ERs
Baltimore Sun, December 19, 2008

Pennsylvania nurses to be freed of forced overtime
Philadelphia Inquirer, December 19, 2008
Federal Government
Budget office sees hurdles in financing health plans
New York Times, December 19, 2008

Rule shields health workers who withhold care based on beliefs
Washington Post, December 19, 2008

Reform of healthcare up in air as economy sinks
USA Today, December 19, 2008

Wisconsin Hospital Association says economy is taking a toll
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, December 19, 2008

Doctors plead for 10% Medicare bonus in stimulus package
Wall Street Journal (blog), December 18, 2008
Health Plans
Massachusetts health plan has national appeal
Boston Globe, December 19, 2008
Legal
Transplant surgeon acquitted in case involving potential organ donor's death
Los Angeles Times, December 19, 2008

UnitedHealth gets preliminary OK to pay $895 million to settle stock options suit
Minneapolis Star Tribune, December 19, 2008

Illinois governor scandal affects funding for care of sick kids
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), December 19, 2008
Technology
Video: Microsoft's venture into healthcare
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), December 19, 2008
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Commentary: The Ghost of Healthcare Marketing Columns Past
The thing about writing columns that predict what will happen in the next 12 months is that, a year later, you have to go back and see how well—or how poorly, as the case may be—you did. Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media
December 17, 2008

Commentary: Native Americans Provide Lesson in Patient-Centered Care
Imagine going to a hospital where you don't speak the same language, where the staff don't look like you or act like you, and where they make references to technologies, terminologies, and treatments that are foreign to you. John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media
December 17, 2008

Commentary: Government Solution to Health Reform Offered
A public insurance option would compete with private insurers as a way to provide a level playing field to protect Americans without health insurance. Les Masterson, for HealthLeaders Media
December 17, 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





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