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Obama to nominate Daschle as HHS Secretary
Washington Post, November 19, 2008
Massachusetts urged to review fees to elite hospitals
Boston Globe, November 20, 2008
Health insurers offer to accept all applicants, on condition
New York Times, November 20, 2008
State to track MRSA cases in Washington hospitals
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, November 20, 2008
Moody's reports question health of healthcare industry
Chicago Tribune, November 20, 2008

Spotlight: The Ranks Grow Thinner Scant reimbursements, rising ambulatory surgery center competition, and myriad other factors have shuttered multiple New Jersey hospitals—and still more may fall. Read More

Today's Sections

Federal Government
Obama to nominate Daschle as HHS Secretary
Washington Post, November 19, 2008

Health insurers offer to accept all applicants, on condition
New York Times, November 20, 2008
State/Local Government
Massachusetts urged to review fees to elite hospitals
Boston Globe, November 20, 2008

State to track MRSA cases in Washington hospitals
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, November 20, 2008

Pennsylvania healthcare watchdog gets good news
Philadelphia Inquirer, November 20, 2008

Cuts at Vegas hospital prompt worries about deaths
AP/San Francisco Chronicle, November 20, 2008
Business
Moody's reports question health of healthcare industry
Chicago Tribune, November 20, 2008

Birmingham hospitals win approval to add psychiatric beds
Birmingham Business Journal, November 20, 2008

Report: Economy is sickening U.S. hospitals
AP/Yahoo News, November 20, 2008

Defying slump, developers plan hospital industry center in Manhattan
New York Times, November 20, 2008

Florida hospital's ER expansion seen as boon to patients
South Florida Sun Sentinel, November 19, 2008

Kansas City-based St. Luke's Health System cuts 61 jobs
Kansas City Star, November 19, 2008
Health Plans
Deductibles march higher for employer-provided health insurance
Los Angeles Times, November 20, 2008

Mandate may spur insurer revenue; profit less sure
AP/Yahoo News, November 20, 2008
Trends
Study: Patient's race doesn't affect emergency room care
HealthDay/Washington Post, November 20, 2008
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Commentary: More (Medical Travel) To Come
Another mid-sized U.S. employer is fed up enough with the soaring cost of healthcare to seek an international alternative. Rick Johnson, for HealthLeaders Media
November 18, 2008

Commentary: Are Big Paychecks For IT a Thing of The Past?
The mess in the economy has reached the technology sector, forcing many organizations to take steps to remain financially viable. Kathryn Mackenzie, for HealthLeaders Media
November 18, 2008

Report: Fundamentals of Healthcare Will Change by 2020
Changes to the healthcare workforce, patient demographics, and payment structures will alter the fundamental building blocks of healthcare delivery—shifting it from hospital to ambulatory settings—by 2020, according to a new report authored by healthcare-intelligence company Sg2. Elyas Bakhtiari, for HealthLeaders Media
November 19, 2008

Contributed Feature: Rethinking ED Call: How to balance physician, hospital and community needs
So many forces, including the pressures around ED call, are pulling medical communities apart. A thoughtful and effective process to address ED call can start to bring your medical community together. Rick Sheff, MD, for HealthLeaders Media
November 14, 2008





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