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Clayton County, GA, hospital bailout approved
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, January 7, 2009
Economy hitting Pennsylvania hospitals
Philadelphia Inquirer, January 7, 2009
Uninsured can get health plans as state's Cover Florida program opens
South Florida Sun-Sentinel, January 6, 2009
New York governor would insure dependents up to age 29
New York Times, January 7, 2009
Blue Shield to restore coverage for dropped Californians
Los Angeles Times, January 6, 2009

Spotlight: 2009: The Year of Belt-tightening? I don't need a crystal ball to tell you that the tough financial times are likely to get tougher as we move forward into 2009. You could probably use an expert to explain all the ways this is true in healthcare. Read More

Today's Sections

State/Local Government
Clayton County, GA, hospital bailout approved
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, January 7, 2009

New York governor would insure dependents up to age 29
New York Times, January 7, 2009
Business
Economy hitting Pennsylvania hospitals
Philadelphia Inquirer, January 7, 2009

Allina's Cottage Grove, MN, clinic expands to serve growing population
Minneapolis Star Tribune, January 7, 2009

Credit crunch derails planned sale of HCA hospital
The Tennessean, January 7, 2009

Kaiser's Cleveland Clinic-only plan didn't work out for hospital, insurer
Cleveland Plain Dealer, January 6, 2009
Health Plans
Uninsured can get health plans as state's Cover Florida program opens
South Florida Sun-Sentinel, January 6, 2009

Tufts Medical, Blue Cross negotiations break down
Boston Globe, January 7, 2009
Legal
Blue Shield to restore coverage for dropped Californians
Los Angeles Times, January 6, 2009

Fox Chase Cancer Center changes legal counsel
Philadelphia Inquirer, January 7, 2009
Federal Government
TV's Gupta chosen for medical post
Washington Post, January 7, 2009

Stimulus to offer health subsidies for jobless, senator says
Boston Globe, January 7, 2009

Stark reintroduces his healthcare bill
Wall Street Journal (blog), January 7, 2009
Technology
What's new (or improved) in health sites
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), January 7, 2009

Alaska develops vaccine database
KTVF Fairbanks, January 6, 2009
Trends
Budget cuts could worsen projected nursing shortage in Tennessee
The Tennessean, January 7, 2009

Commentary: Resolve to Help Employees Lose Weight
It's that special time of the year when people managers across the nation and in every industry face millions of holiday-bloated employees requesting weight-loss programs and diet-friendly cafeteria options. John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media
January 5, 2009

Audio: Community Benefit?
Patsy Metheny, an independent community benefit consultant, talks about the role of hospital and health system marketers in reporting community benefit activities. Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media
January 5, 2009

Contributed Feature: Preparation of a Proposal for a Federal Healthcare Contract
Bidding on a government contract for services your hospital already renders can be an attractive way to bring additional revenue into your organization. But first you have to get past the daunting rules and regulations in the government's RFP, says Scott Honiberg. In this article, Honiberg walks you through a bidding process that might be quite refreshing: Instead of the government telling you what your organization will get for a procedure, you tell the government the price you're willing to accept. Scott Honiberg, for HealthLeaders Media
December 26, 2008

Contributed Feature: Can the Medical Home Save Primary Care?
A report by the American Academy of Family Physicians in 2004 said that primary care was in trouble, and there may be no way to save it. Since then, the news has not improved. In 2007, 16% of first-year family practice residency slots went unfilled. More than 50% of those slots that were filled were taken by international medical graduates, underscoring the lack of interest U.S. medical graduates have in primary care. Although still somewhat vague, the medical home model is being touted as the most visible solution to the primary care crisis. Phillip Miller, for HealthLeaders Media
January 2, 2009





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