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In Daschle's tax woes, a peek into Washington
New York Times, February 2, 2009
Grady to give Fulton County, GA, a patient count
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, February 2, 2009
Physician leaders question management at Nashville-area hospitals
The Tennessean, February 2, 2009
Massachusetts hospitals at odds on center
Boston Globe, February 2, 2009
Minnesota healthcare: Condition critical
Minneapolis Star Tribune, February 2, 2009

Spotlight: California's State of Emergency The underlying challenges that prompted California emergency room doctors to file a lawsuit over low reimbursements and a failing safety net are not unique to the state by any means. Read More

Today's Sections

Federal Government
In Daschle's tax woes, a peek into Washington
New York Times, February 2, 2009

Feds may make health insurance easier after layoff
AP/Yahoo News, February 2, 2009

California healthcare funding differs by $1.5 billion in House, Senate stimulus plans
Los Angeles Times, February 2, 2009
Business
Grady to give Fulton County, GA, a patient count
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, February 2, 2009

Massachusetts hospitals at odds on center
Boston Globe, February 2, 2009

Minnesota healthcare: Condition critical
Minneapolis Star Tribune, February 2, 2009

Many Florida nursing applicants rejected
Orlando Business Journal, February 2, 2009

Breakaway union could prompt war of attrition with SEIU
Los Angeles Times, February 2, 2009
Physicians
Physician leaders question management at Nashville-area hospitals
The Tennessean, February 2, 2009

MDs’ unease found to leave many disabled adults with pediatricians
Boston Globe, February 2, 2009

Medical needs of 6.2 million U.S. kids go unmet
HealthDay/Washington Post, February 2, 2009
State/Local Government
More relying on state healthcare programs in Wisconsin
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, February 2, 2009

Support is slight for funding Georgia trauma care network
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, February 2, 2009

Participants in Connecticut’s HUSKY program may struggle to see doctors
Hartford Courant, February 2, 2009

New York governor taking heat for healthcare proposal
New York Times, February 2, 2009

Maryland EMS is pressed to share triage study
Washington Post, February 2, 2009
Health Plans
Blue Cross asks Michigan to hike rates; 400,000 to be affected
Detroit Free Press, February 2, 2009

Managed care plans do little to rein in costs, Dallas doctor’s study says
Dallas Morning News, February 2, 2009

With merger off, Pennsylvania Blues refocus attention
Philadelphia Inquirer, February 2, 2009
Legal
Los Angeles hospital executive arrested for allegedly using homeless people in medical fraud
Los Angeles Times, February 2, 2009

Rapist worked at L.A. County hospitals despite reviews of record
Los Angeles Times, February 2, 2009
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Commentary: The Truth Is Out There. Sort Of.
Do physicians have an ethical obligation to tell patients that the competing hospital across town has better outcomes in treating certain conditions, even if that might mean losing those patients' business? Jay Moore, for HealthLeaders Media
January 29, 2009

New! MarketShare Blog: 20/20 Vision Statement
When was the last time you looked at your vision statement? Is it still applicable, given the current economic and competitive environment? If not, HealthLeaders Media Marketing Editor Gienna Shaw wants to know what are you going to do about it. Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media
February 2, 2009

New! Lead Time Blog: Grady's Fight: You With Us or Agin' Us?
New Grady Health System CEO Mike Young may not be a Southerner, but he is learning a thing or two about how to pick a fight in Atlanta, says HealthLeaders Media Editor-in-Chief Jim Molpus. Jim Molpus, for HealthLeaders Media
February 2, 2009

Audio: Strategies to Improve the ED
Shawn Evans, MD, an attending emergency physician at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, CA, shares strategies to improve patient throughput and customer service in the ED. Carrie Vaughan, for HealthLeaders Media
January 30, 2009





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