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Healthcare premiums outpace workers' incomes in Florida
Miami Herald, October 1, 2008
Out-of-pocket costs slow medical demand in Minnesota
Minneapolis Star Tribune, October 2, 2008
Pennsylvania governor revises health insurance proposal again
AP/Philadelphia Inquirer, October 2, 2008
Rhode Island health exchange said to improve care, but concerns raised
Providence Journal, October 1, 2008
Financial crisis takes a toll on hospitals
Wall Street Journal (Blog), October 2, 2008

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Today's Sections

Election 2008
Report: Obama's health plan may help more uninsured
Reuters/Yahoo News, October 2, 2008
Trends
Healthcare premiums outpace workers' incomes in Florida
Miami Herald, October 1, 2008

Out-of-pocket costs slow medical demand in Minnesota
Minneapolis Star Tribune, October 2, 2008

If you think HMOs were different, just you wait
Minneapolis Star Tribune, October 2, 2008
State/Local Government
Pennsylvania governor revises health insurance proposal again
AP/Philadelphia Inquirer, October 2, 2008

U.S. attorney touts crackdown on 'massive' South Florida Medicare fraud
Miami Herald, October 1, 2008

Rhode Island health exchange said to improve care, but concerns raised
Providence Journal, October 1, 2008

Indiana expansion of SCHIP coverage takes effect
AP/Chicago Tribune, October 2, 2008

State takes over Tampa-based Medicare HMO
St. Petersburg Times, October 1, 2008
Hospital News
Labor groups launch website to monitor Beth Israel
Boston Globe, October 2, 2008

'Superbugs' that strike the sickest patients
Wall Street Journal (Blog), October 2, 2008

Program seeks to reduce ICU infections
HealthDay/Washington Post, October 2, 2008
Business
Financial crisis takes a toll on hospitals
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), October 2, 2008

Vegas hospital in danger of losing federal funding
AP/San Francisco Chronicle, October 2, 2008

Hartford medical center eliminating 50 positions
Hartford Courant, October 2, 2008
Physicians
Doctor diagnoses problems with extensive executive physicals
Chicago Tribune, October 2, 2008
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Commentary: Brain Drain
For developing countries, physician brain drain continues to be a serious public health concern. But now, some are complaining about the threat of brain drain from private health systems within these regions. Rick Johnson, for HealthLeaders Media
September 30, 2008

Commentary: What the CMS Tamper-Proof Guidelines Could Cost E-Prescribers
Think the new tamper-proof prescription rules don't affect e-prescribers? Think again. Kathryn Mackenzie, for HealthLeaders Media
September 30, 2008

Magazine: Out of the Shadows
Price transparency remains elusive, but that doesn't stop providers and payers from trying. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Magazine
September 2008

Contributed Feature: Uncompensated Care is a $31 Billion Problem Waiting to Be Solved
HealthLeaders contributor Ricardo Guggenheim, MD, discusses why health systems should pay for outpatient care for uninsured patients with chronic diseases. Not only can it help control costs, he says, but it also helps hospitals better manage the medical needs of patients in their community. Ricardo Guggenheim, MD, for HealthLeaders Media
September 26, 2008





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