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Budget proposes $560 billion cut in Medicare
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), February 5, 2008
California HMO rules stuck in limbo
Los Angeles Times, February 5, 2008
Washington governor lauds nurse-hospital pact
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, February 5, 2008
Can PHRs really make patients healthier?
AP/South Florida Sun-Sentinel, February 4, 2008
Hospitals sock it to the California uninsured, study says
San Francisco Chronicle, February 5, 2008

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Today's Sections

Federal Government
Budget proposes $560 billion cut in Medicare
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), February 5, 2008

A new offer on insurance for kids
Washington Post, February 5, 2008
Health Plans
California HMO rules stuck in limbo
Los Angeles Times, February 5, 2008

Docs oppose Aetna plan on colonoscopies
AP/Yahoo News, February 5, 2008
State/Local Government
Washington governor lauds nurse-hospital pact
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, February 5, 2008

Nashville Council could pad loan to General Hospital
The Tennessean, February 5, 2008

The final push for new Florida county hospital
The Florida Times-Union, February 4, 2008
Technology
Can PHRs really make patients healthier?
AP/South Florida Sun-Sentinel, February 4, 2008
Business
Hospitals sock it to the California uninsured, study says
San Francisco Chronicle, February 5, 2008

Merger talks with Illinois medical center move forward
Chicago Tribune, February 5, 2008

Trustees OK $108 million plan to expand hospital in Columbus
AP/Louisville Courier-Journal, February 4, 2008

$17 million medical center to rise in Celebration, FL
Orlando Sentinel, February 4, 2008
Trends
University of Washington seeks to prevent 'awareness' in surgery
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, February 5, 2008

Good night, sleep tight, turn off hospital lights
USA Today, February 5, 2008

Fat people cheaper to treat, study says
AP/Yahoo News, February 5, 2008
Physicians
Political ads featuring U of L doctors draw fire
Louisville Courier-Journal, February 4, 2008

Commentary: New Allies in Covering the Uninsured
Those who decry the plight of the nation's 47 million uninsured--if that's the number you believe--are gaining some fresh new allies of late. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media
February 4, 2008

Contributed Feature: Healthcare Industry Challenges for 2008--An Insider's Perspective
Barry Calogero, president of Tefen USA, a management consulting firm specializing in healthcare, discusses the most significant issues facing healthcare leaders in 2008. Barry Calogero, for HealthLeaders Media
January 25, 2008

Magazine: Alternative Goes Mainstream
A growing number of hospitals are embracing alternative treatments to boost patient satisfaction and improve care quality. But can integrative medicine programs make money? Molly Rowe, for HealthLeaders Magazine
January 2008

Audio: Why Physicians Leave
Brian McCartie, regional VP with Cejka Search, discusses physician turnover trends based on Cejka's annual physician retention survey. Elyas Bakhtiari, for HealthLeaders Media
January 28, 2008





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