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A health plan for all and the concerns it raises
New York Times, March 25, 2009
Insurers offer to soften a key rate-setting policy
New York Times, March 25, 2009
Maryland Medicaid crackdown can't beat industry opposition
Baltimore Sun, March 25, 2009
UConn officials: Governor's stance on hospital merger a mistake
Hartford Courant, March 25, 2009
Beth Israel doctor dozed during surgery, report says
Boston Globe, March 25, 2009

Spotlight: Worse Before It Gets Better The steady drumbeat of layoffs, construction cancellations, and investment account impairments for hospitals may only be the beginning. Read More

Today's Sections

Federal Government
A health plan for all and the concerns it raises
New York Times, March 25, 2009

President points to progress on economic efforts
Washington Post, March 25, 2009
Health Plans
Insurers offer to soften a key rate-setting policy
New York Times, March 25, 2009

Fewer than 1,000 enroll in Cover Florida
Tampa Bay Business Journal, March 25, 2009

Many health insurance rates going up this year in Washington state
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, March 25, 2009

Report: Texas health insurance costs have risen 7 times faster than incomes
Dallas Morning News, March 25, 2009
Legal
Towson, MD-based St. Joseph's, cardiology group probed for fraud
Baltimore Sun, March 25, 2009

Beth Israel doctor dozed during surgery, report says
Boston Globe, March 25, 2009
State/Local Government
UConn officials: Governor's stance on hospital merger a mistake
Hartford Courant, March 25, 2009

Maryland Medicaid crackdown can't beat industry opposition
Baltimore Sun, March 25, 2009

Doctor: Budget cut will worsen New Jersey doctor shortage
AP/Philadelphia Inquirer, March 25, 2009
Business
Florida-based BayCare plans $200 million bond issue
Tampa Bay Business Journal, March 25, 2009

Philadelphia-area hospitals offer to take pregnant patients
Philadelphia Inquirer, March 25, 2009

Nashville hospital adds 20 neonatal beds
The Tennessean, March 25, 2009

Beth Israel pares its plan for layoffs
Boston Globe, March 25, 2009

Audio: Technology Leaders Survey
Mac McClurkan, CIO at HealthEast Care System in St. Paul, offers insights on the HealthLeaders Media Industry Survey 2009, discussing the financial ROI on HIT and implications of the federal stimulus plan. Sponsored by LodgeNet. HealthLeaders Media
March 2009

Commentary: Real Savings Will Come With a Healthier Populace
Medical professionals, politicians, and healthcare policy wonks will soon have to broach the biggest drivers for soaring medical costs: The generally poor health decisions that too many Americans make. John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media
March 23, 2009

Magazine: You're Being Watched
Patients' usage of cost and quality data has been limited. But don't let that fool you. Lola Butcher, for HealthLeaders Magazine
March 2009

Magazine: Human Resources: Union Friendly
A confluence of economic and political factors means organized labor in healthcare could see considerable growth. John Commins, for HealthLeaders Magazine
March 2009





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