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Obama's approach emulates Massachusetts' except for mandate on covering all adults
Washington Post, October 29, 2008
McCain's proposal for high-risk coverage is similar to a program in Minnesota
Washington Post, October 29, 2008
Medicare battle looms as costs keep climbing
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), October 29, 2008
Texas Health Resources lays off 49 people
Fort Worth Star-Telegram, October 29, 2008
Los Angeles hospital to fire 19 over criminal records
Los Angeles Times, October 29, 2008

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Today's Sections

Election 2008
Obama's approach emulates Massachusetts' except for mandate on covering all adults
Washington Post, October 29, 2008

McCain's proposal for high-risk coverage is similar to a program in Minnesota
Washington Post, October 29, 2008

Obama jumps on McCain adviser's health remarks
AP/Washington Post, October 29, 2008
Federal Government
Medicare battle looms as costs keep climbing
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), October 29, 2008
Business
Texas Health Resources lays off 49 people
Fort Worth Star-Telegram, October 29, 2008

Two interim heads named to lead Miami-based Jackson Health System
Miami Herald, October 29, 2008

HCA Inc. sets incoming CEO's salary at $1.33 million
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), October 29, 2008

Medical debt sending many over financial brink
Washington Post, October 29, 2008
Hospital News
Vaccination available at hospital's drive-through
Boston Globe, October 29, 2008

Hospitals seek to limit use of transfusions
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), October 29, 2008
State/Local Government
Los Angeles hospital to fire 19 over criminal records
Los Angeles Times, October 29, 2008

States forced to cut health coverage for poor
USA Today, October 29, 2008

Landmarks vote is a victory for St. Vincent's hospital
New York Times, October 29, 2008

Health plan initiative is sacrificed to shore up Washington, DC, funds
Washington Post, October 29, 2008
Technology
Study: Hospitals take it slow with electronic recordkeeping
The Tennessean, October 29, 2008
Physicians
Researchers: Cost of diabetes care on rise
Bloomberg News/Boston Globe, October 29, 2008
Health Plans
Cigna rolls out posh health plans for individuals and small businesses
Wall Street Journal (blog), October 29, 2008
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Commentary: To Relieve ED Crowding, Stabilize and Mobilize
There is more evidence out there that the best way to relieve Emergency Department crowding is to move stabilized patients out of the ED ASAP, even if it means parking their beds in the hallways. John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media
October 27, 2008

Top Leadership Teams: Living the Mission
Pamela Morris, president and CEO of CareSource Management Group, talks about how winning the 2008 Top Leadership Teams in Healthcare award for health plans recognizes the commitment CareSource has made to consumers. Carrie Vaughan, for HealthLeaders Media
October 28, 2008

Top Leadership Teams: Culture of Teamwork
Chris D. Van Gorder, CEO of Scripps Health in San Diego, discusses what winning the 2008 Top Leadership Teams in Healthcare award for large hospitals and health systems has meant for his organization. Carrie Vaughan, for HealthLeaders Media
October 27, 2008

Contributed Feature: Strengthening the Physician-Hospital Relationship: 10 Keys to Success
An effective relationship with physicians is critical to the success of any hospital, and an effective relationship with hospitals is important to most physicians. Here are 10 ways to strengthen that relationship. Jesse O. Weatherly, III, FACHE, and Stephen C. Nyquist, for HealthLeaders Media
October 24, 2008





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