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Judge stops expansion of California hospital
Los Angeles Times, October 3, 2008
Massachusetts asking companies to pay more insurance costs
AP/Yahoo News, October 3, 2008
Alabama moves forward with Brookwood's plan for Hoover hospital
Birmingham Business Journal, October 3, 2008
Florida-based Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital has $9-million shortfall
St. Petersburg Times, October 2, 2008
Louisiana Medicaid overhaul races clock
New Orleans Times-Picayune, October 3, 2008

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Today's Sections

Legal
Judge stops expansion of California hospital
Los Angeles Times, October 3, 2008
State/Local Government
Massachusetts asking companies to pay more insurance costs
AP/Yahoo News, October 3, 2008

Alabama moves forward with Brookwood's plan for Hoover hospital
Birmingham Business Journal, October 3, 2008

Connecticut fines Yale-New Haven Hospital for infractions
AP/Hartford Courant, October 3, 2008
Trends
National scorecard ranks palliative care across country
HealthDay/Washington Post, October 3, 2008

Michigan health costs rise fastest
Detroit Free Press, October 3, 2008

Medicaid long-term healthcare costs to soar
Reuters, October 1, 2008
Technology
Two online health site operators to announce a merger
New York Times, October 3, 2008

Vermont plan pushes electronic health records
Rutland Herald, October 2, 2008
Business
Florida-based Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital has $9-million shortfall
St. Petersburg Times, October 2, 2008

Florida-based Pediatrix Medical Group shares slide
Miami Herald, October 3, 2008

Wake County, NC, medical group sold
Raleigh News & Observer, October 2, 2008

Westlake, OH, hospital cuts 22 jobs
Cleveland Plain Dealer, October 3, 2008
Federal Government
Lawmakers make a final push for mental health bill
AP/Yahoo News, October 3, 2008

Louisiana Medicaid overhaul races clock
New Orleans Times-Picayune, October 3, 2008
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Commentary: Pond Scum or Citron: What color is your hospital?
Sometimes we get so close to our own industry's jargon that we forget that those outside the healthcare system don't always speak the same lingo. Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media
October 1, 2008

Commentary: Is SureBlue a Sure Bet?
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota will soon offer plans that will lock in healthcare rate increases. But to do so, the small businesses agree to move their employees to consumer-directed healthcare plans. Les Masterson, for HealthLeaders Media
October 1, 2008

Audio: Domestic Medical Travel
Ronald Miles, MD, a cardiothoracic surgeon, discusses Aspirus Wausau (WI) Hospital's strategy to expand its target area by participating in a domestic medical travel network. Rick Johnson, for HealthLeaders Media
September 30, 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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