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Obama offers broad plan to revamp healthcare
New York Times, February 27, 2009
Analysis: Obama Budget Targets Medicare and Medicaid Payments
Elyas Bakhtiari and John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, February 26, 2009
In auto talks, no cure-all for healthcare costs
Washington Post, February 27, 2009
Kaiser's California workers move to switch unions
Los Angles Times, February 27, 2009
Tufts Health Plan CEO: Build On Employer-Based Healthcare Model
Les Masterson, for HealthLeaders Media, February 27, 2009

Spotlight: AHA Seeks 'Shared Responsibility' After Obama Meeting AHA President Richard J. Umbdenstock told President Obama this week that U.S. hospitals will answer his call for "shared responsibility" to help the nation's fiscal future, as long as everybody else does, too. Read More

Today's Sections

Federal Government
Obama offers broad plan to revamp healthcare
New York Times, February 27, 2009

Analysis: Obama Budget Targets Medicare and Medicaid Payments
Elyas Bakhtiari and John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, February 26, 2009

Obama health plan opens tough negotiation
AP/Yahoo News, February 27, 2009
Health Plans
In auto talks, no cure-all for healthcare costs
Washington Post, February 27, 2009

Tufts Health Plan CEO: Build On Employer-Based Healthcare Model
Les Masterson, for HealthLeaders Media, February 27, 2009

Obama plans dent health insurer shares
Wall Street Journal, February 27, 2009

Wary health insurers see some promise in Obama reform plans
Hartford Courant, February 27, 2009

Caritas bids to join Massachusetts network of health insurers
Boston Globe, February 27, 2009
Business
Kaiser's California workers move to switch unions
Los Angles Times, February 27, 2009

South Carolina-based Providence Hospital could enlarge facility as part of deal
The State, February 26, 2009

Mayo Clinic CEO Cortese to retire
The Post-Bulletin, February 27, 2009

Amenities abundant at Henry Ford hospital's new Michigan facility
Detroit Free Press, February 26, 2009
Physicians
Obama administration may rescind 'conscience rule'
Chicago Tribune, February 27, 2009

Commentary: Does oversight threaten the doctor-patient bond?
New York Times, February 27, 2009
State/Local Government
Michigan legislators push to bar licenses for convicted healthcare workers
Detroit Free Press, February 26, 2009

Missouri House GOP rejects children's healthcare expansion
Kansas City Star, February 26, 2009
Legal
Nurses at Wisconsin medical center fired over cell phone photos of patient
WISN.com, February 26, 2009
Global Healthcare News
China facing burden from chronic diseases
AP/Yahoo News, February 27, 2009
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Industry Survey 2009: 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: What Message is Your Recruitment Web Page Sending?
There's a simple and inexpensive way to make your hospital or health system more attractive to candidates—and I'm amazed that more hospitals aren't taking advantage of it. Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media
February 25, 2009

Commentary: Twelve Rounds with Medicare Advantage
Foes have pummeled Medicare Advantage over the past year with sharp lefts and dizzying rights. The latest blow came not from a politician but CMS. Les Masterson, for HealthLeaders Media
February 25, 2009

Contributed Feature: Hybrid Concierge Medicine Offers Hope for Primary Care
Contributor Wayne Lipton looks at how a hybrid model of medicine that combines both concierge and traditional payment options could improve the quality of care while improving physicians' financial outlook. Wayne Lipton, for HealthLeaders Media
February 26, 2009





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