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Senate passes health insurance bill for children, immigrant clause opens rift
Washington Post, January 30, 2009
Medicare-payment fix weighed
Wall Street Journal, January 30, 2009
Inova not giving up fight against plan for competing hospital in Virginia
Washington Post, January 30, 2009
Battle for hospital expansion ends in Wake County, NC
Raleigh News & Observer, January 29, 2009
Detroit Medical Center sued over patient records in probe of death, injuries
Detroit Free Press, January 30, 2009

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Today's Sections

Federal Government
Senate passes health insurance bill for children, immigrant clause opens rift
Washington Post, January 30, 2009

Medicare-payment fix weighed
Wall Street Journal, January 30, 2009
Business
Inova not giving up fight against plan for competing hospital in Virginia
Washington Post, January 30, 2009

Battle for hospital expansion ends in Wake County, NC
Raleigh News & Observer, January 29, 2009

University of Hawaii cancer center plan moves forward
Pacific Business News, January 30, 2009

Ousted labor leaders vow to start rival union
AP/San Francisco Chronicle, January 30, 2009

SSM St. Joseph Hospital of Kirkwood, MO, to move, become St. Clare Health Center
St. Louis Business Journal, January 29, 2009
Legal
Detroit Medical Center sued over patient records in probe of death, injuries
Detroit Free Press, January 30, 2009

Fertility Centers of Illinois' treatments threatened by HMO Illinois contract dispute
Chicago Tribune, January 30, 2009

$50,000 at issue is error, Boston physician says
Boston Globe, January 30, 2009
Health Plans
Michigan AG again weighs in on Blue Cross proposals
AP/Chicago Tribune, January 30, 2009

Uninsured in Pennsylvania over one million
Philadelphia Inquirer, January 30, 2009
State/Local Government
Planners support Seattle Children's expansion
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, January 30, 2009
Finance
A more rational approach to hospital pricing
New York Times, January 30, 2009
Physicians
Most hospital patients unable to identify their physicians, survey finds
New York Times, January 30, 2009
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New! Lead Time Blog: The Best Way to Get There from Here
Bob Coli, MD, comments on a recent posting in the HealthLeaders Media Lead Time blog. The U.S. needs to transform our patchwork, wasteful and unsustainable healthcare system to one that works by providing irresistible personal and business incentives to control costs and enhance quality, Dr. Coli says. HealthLeaders Media
January 30, 2009

Commentary: Enough About You, Let's Talk About Personal Branding
When I first heard the term "personal branding" I was skeptical. Really, are we, as a society, so self-obsessed that we think we deserve a brand identity of our own? Of course the answer is yes. Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media
January 28, 2009

Commentary: Hey, Health Insurers: You're Missing Out
Health insurers lose 3% of its group members annually because they aren't retaining members who retire or lose group coverage. That number is only expected to increase over the next five years. Les Masterson, for HealthLeaders Media
January 28, 2009

Contributed Feature: The Evolution and Importance of the Medical Home
Contributors Jim Hardy and Diana Verrilli share insights from the 2008 McKesson Health Solutions Leadership Forum and discuss how the medical home may be the answer to many of healthcare's current problems, but only after the model evolves beyond its current phase. Jim Hardy and Diana Verrilli, for HealthLeaders Media
January 29, 2009





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