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Obama proposes $634 billion fund for healthcare
Washington Post, February 26, 2009
Medicare spending still varies widely by region
New York Times, February 26, 2009
Tennessee questions HCA need to shift neonatal care
The Tennessean, February 26, 2009
Seattle Children's to acquire autism clinic
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, February 26, 2009
Ads target Florida public hospitals' links to council
Miami Herald, February 26, 2009

Spotlight: In Mexico, U.S. Network Brings Medical Travel Closer to Home As employers get creative in offering lower cost benefits, global hospitals and medical travel facilitators can step in and fill some of the void for employees turned healthcare consumers. Read More

Today's Sections

Federal Government
Obama proposes $634 billion fund for healthcare
Washington Post, February 26, 2009

Medicare spending still varies widely by region
New York Times, February 26, 2009

Efforts to cut health costs could take a decade to show results
Wall Street Journal Health Blog, February 26, 2009
State/Local Government
Tennessee questions HCA need to shift neonatal care
The Tennessean, February 26, 2009

Ads target Florida public hospitals' links to council
Miami Herald, February 26, 2009
Business
Seattle Children's to acquire autism clinic
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, February 26, 2009

Nemours breaks ground for Children's Hospital in Florida
Orlando Sentinel, February 25, 2009

Credit crunch could delay New Jersey hospital construction
AP/Philadelphia Inquirer, February 26, 2009

Harvard Professor to head Yale cancer hospital
Hartford Courant, February 26, 2009
Physicians
Premera, Seattle doctors duking it out over payment rate
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, February 26, 2009

Survey: Healthcare cost keeps the doctor away
AP/Yahoo News, February 26, 2009

House calls back in vogue for some doctors
AP/Yahoo News, February 26, 2009

Project aims to improve care for minority diabetes patients in Texas
Dallas Morning News, February 26, 2009

Technology enables St. Louis doctors to treat patients via Internet
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, February 25, 2009
Health Plans
Cuts await Medicare insurers
Wall Street Journal, February 26, 2009

Illinois judge approves hospital settlement with uninsured
AP/Chicago Tribune, February 26, 2009

HSAs catching on in Minnesota
Minneapolis Star Tribune, February 26, 2009

Attacks mount on preexisting conditions
Philadelphia Inquirer, February 26, 2009

Rising costs prompting small businesses to drop health insurance benefits
Chicago Tribune, February 26, 2009

Osteoporosis patients gain relief from insurance providers
Chicago Tribune, February 26, 2009
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Industry Survey 2009: Leadership: The Challenge of Planning
A CEO is supposed to be the "visionary" of an organization—and apparently, most CEOs are adept at portraying that image. Forty-eight percent of the senior leaders across all pillars of our survey described their CEO as a visionary, and 42% described the CEO as a competent administrator. Carrie Vaughan, for HealthLeaders Magazine
February 2009

Commentary: Here Comes the Stimulus Money, Now Spend It Wisely
Now that billions of dollars are about to be funneled into HIT, the promise of improved care through technology has become something of a mantra. Kathryn Mackenzie, for HealthLeaders Media
February 24, 2009

Lead Time Blog: We Applaud The President, BUT . . .
It happens every time any President makes a speech on healthcare. President Obama had not even left the podium after his address to Congress before HealthLeaders Media Editor-in-Chief Jim Molpus started getting e-mails from interest groups and associations that follow the same script, Molpus says. Jim Molpus, for HealthLeaders Media
February 25, 2009

News: Complete Economic Stimulus Coverage
HealthLeaders Media and HCPro, Inc. editors provide up-to-date analysis of the $787 billion stimulus bill that President Barack Obama signed into law. HealthLeaders Media
February 2009





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