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House Democrats set September deadline for healthcare compromise
Washington Post, March 20, 2009
Cleveland Clinic official tells lawmakers franchise fee would cause loss of jobs
Cleveland Plain Dealer, March 19, 2009
New York City's public hospital system to cut jobs and programs
New York Times, March 20, 2009
To stave off layoffs, Beth Israel doctors agree to give $350,000
Boston Globe, March 20, 2009
University of California regents concerned about finances for MLK Hospital
Los Angeles Times, March 20, 2009

Spotlight: Many Projects, Little Money As the economic crisis puts the squeeze on hospital budgets, CIOs are facing some difficult financial decisions as they plot their organizations' IT strategy. Read More

Today's Sections

Federal Government
House Democrats set September deadline for healthcare compromise
Washington Post, March 20, 2009

Tennessee industry leaders offer ideas to cut costs, improve access
The Tennessean, March 20, 2009

HHS names health technology coordinator
AP/Miami Herald, March 20, 2009

Stimulus funds will boost comparative health research
Washington Post, March 20, 2009
State/Local Government
Cleveland Clinic official tells lawmakers franchise fee would cause loss of jobs
Cleveland Plain Dealer, March 19, 2009

New York City's public hospital system to cut jobs and programs
New York Times, March 20, 2009

Dire warnings as Georgia House OKs budget
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, March 20, 2009

Iowa Senate approves healthcare bill
Des Moines Register, March 20, 2009
Finance
To stave off layoffs, Beth Israel doctors agree to give $350,000
Boston Globe, March 20, 2009

University of California regents concerned about finances for MLK Hospital
Los Angeles Times, March 20, 2009

Bristol (CT) Hospital stops accepting United Healthcare insurance
Hartford Courant, March 20, 2009
Health Plans
Tenet says Aetna will use 400 doctors in networks
AP/Yahoo News, March 20, 2009

Five million Floridians uninsured for at least a month in 2007, 2008
Miami Herald, March 20, 2009
Hospital News
Two babies' deaths at Miami Children's Hospital investigated
Miami Herald, March 20, 2009

Pitt receives grant to study infections spread in hospitals
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 19, 2009
Physicians
Grassley urges primary healthcare
Wall Street Journal, March 20, 2009

Match Day: High-paid specialties still in, primary care still out
Wall Street Journal Health Blog, March 20, 2009

Commentary: A Value-Based Solution for Medicare
Value-based insurance design could cut long-range Medicare costs and improve medication compliance and patient outcomes. Les Masterson, for HealthLeaders Media
March 18, 2009

Commentary: Don't Let Bailouts, Economy Erode Your Hospital's Reputation
Americans are angry at businesses, industries, and institutions. And if you're not careful, they might start to look at your hospital or health system with the same critical, distrustful eye. Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media
March 18, 2009

Commentary: Fed's Whistleblower Suit Sends Message to Healthcare
By jumping into a whistleblower lawsuit against Community Health Systems Inc., the Obama Justice Department is sending a message that there is a new sheriff in town. John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media
March 18, 2009

Lead Time: Administration Gets a Brain Transplant on Vet Benefits
Even couched behind the seemingly universal sentiment to drastically reform healthcare, any hint that the Commander in Chief is looking to cut costs on the burden of wounded veterans would understandably meet with vitriol, says HealthLeaders Media Editor-in-Chief Jim Molpus. Jim Molpus, for HealthLeaders Media
March 19, 2009





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