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Congress, Obama toil to help jobless get healthcare
Washington Post, January 19, 2009
Deficiencies found in Dallas' Parkland emergency department
Dallas Morning News, January 19, 2009
Southwest Atlanta Hospital shuts down
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, January 19, 2009
Blue Cross, Tufts Medical Center break fee deadlock
Boston Globe, January 19, 2009
Impact of New York governor's healthcare plan may be limited
New York Times, January 19, 2009

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Today's Sections

Federal Government
Congress, Obama toil to help jobless get healthcare
Washington Post, January 19, 2009

Privacy issue complicates push to link medical data
New York Times, January 19, 2009

With Obama in wings, policy wonks make health wishlists
Wall Street Journal (blog), January 19, 2009
Hospital News
Deficiencies found in Dallas' Parkland emergency department
Dallas Morning News, January 19, 2009

Shawnee Mission (KS) Medical Center expansion opens later this month
Kansas City Star, January 16, 2009

Group asks St. Louis Children's to stop using cats in training
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, January 16, 2009
Business
Southwest Atlanta Hospital shuts down
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, January 19, 2009

Blue Cross, Tufts Medical Center break fee deadlock
Boston Globe, January 19, 2009

Credit crisis claims small hospital in Bucks County, PA
Philadelphia Inquirer, January 19, 2009
State/Local Government
Impact of New York governor's healthcare plan may be limited
New York Times, January 19, 2009

Final Loudon County, VA, hospital vote set for Feb. 3
Washington Post, January 19, 2009

Maryland governor hears plea for Medicaid expansion
Baltimore Sun, January 16, 2009
Health Plans
WellPoint to cut 1,500 jobs
MSNBC, January 19, 2009

Florida's Medicaid reports $56 million in fraud
Jacksonville Business Journal, January 19, 2009
Global Healthcare News
UN says Gaza hospitals in crisis
AP/Yahoo News, January 19, 2009

Insurer plans China joint venture
Reuters, January 19, 2009
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Commentary: Beware of Toys!
With thousands of people dying in U.S. hospitals from healthcare-associated infections every year, taking steps to control the spread of HAIs is an issue of extreme urgency. Jay Moore, for HealthLeaders Media
January 15, 2009

Commentary: The Hospitalist of the Future
Most people instinctively associate hospitalists with internal medicine, but other specialties have been adopting the model. Elyas Bakhtiari, for HealthLeaders Media
January 15, 2009

Audio: Should We Expect Major Reforms in 2009?
Joe Paduda, principal at Health Strategy Associates, talks about healthcare reform, the top healthcare issue for the government to tackle, and what he expects will happen to Medicare Advantage this year. Les Masterson, for HealthLeaders Media
January 14, 2009

Audio: AMA's Agenda
Nancy H. Nielsen, MD, president of the American Medical Association, talks about legislative priorities for 2009 and the likelihood of passing meaningful healthcare reform. Elyas Bakhtiari, for HealthLeaders Media
January 15, 2009





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