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RSSArchived Healthcare News Stories - July 2009

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2009-07-31 Senate Finance Committee won't vote on reform bill before recess 1 None
2009-07-31 Blue Dogs' bargain blasted as centrists' role questioned 0 None
2009-07-31 House energy and commerce Democrats vote for public plan, Republicans balk 0 None
2009-07-31 August health reform forecast: high probability of hot debate, crowded airwaves 1 None
2009-07-31 Hospitals treating wealthy foreigners to assure cash flows 0 None
2009-07-31 Electronic health records for the U.S. difficult to do, but could pay off 0 None
2009-07-31 With falling public support, Obama's health reform strategy questioned 0 None
2009-07-31 Lawmakers dilemma: should tax increases pay for health care overhaul? 0 3
2009-07-31 Industry lobby wars heighten as reform efforts progress 0 None
2009-07-31 Abortion, end-of-life care fire up health debate, blogosphere 0 None
2009-07-31 Health care costs for small businesses considered 0 None
2009-07-31 High costs in McAllen prompt inquiries into physician ownership, self-referral and a major lobbying campaign 0 None
2009-07-31 No Senate finance markup of health overhaul before recess 0 None
2009-07-30 Obama’s former doctor: Not this 'bogus plan' 1 None
2009-07-30 Finance Committee stops short of the "edge" 0 None
2009-07-30 Pelosi defends agreement with Blue Dogs while movement continues on health overhaul efforts 0 None
2009-07-30 House Democrats set to move bill after accord with Blue Dogs, Liberals objecting 0 None
2009-07-30 Finance Committee gains momentum from CBO report, Dem pressure... maybe 0 None
2009-07-30 GOP version of reform bill offers tax credits, doesn't require coverage 1 None
2009-07-30 Obama on the road again, pitching health reform to middle class 0 None
2009-07-30 Lobbyists continue pressing their cases on health reform 0 None
2009-07-30 White House: Opponents misrepresent end-of-life issue in health reform debate 0 None
2009-07-30 Insurers struggle in downturn as Senators consider adding new tax 0 None
2009-07-30 Recession-battered states cut funding for health services 0 None
2009-07-30 Health overhaul ads intensify emotional messages 0 None
2009-07-30 Dozens arrested in national Medicare fraud bust 0 None
2009-07-30 Polls find public support for health overhaul losing steam 0 None
2009-07-30 "Free-rider" penalty for employers draws ire from advocates, yawns from business 0 None
2009-07-30 Jubilant Democrats move ahead, but still face many obstacles on reform 0 None
2009-07-30 Energy and commerce Blue Dogs make deal with House leaders, Liberal members rebel 0 None
2009-07-30 Myths of the public health plan 0 None
2009-07-30 Senate Committee's reform bill could cover 95 percent of uninsured 0 None
2009-07-30 Coming to a doctor's office near you: photo ID check 2 None
2009-07-30 Democrats: During August recess, Obama has 'major responsibility' to promote health overhaul 0 None
2009-07-30 Baucus: New CBO score 'good news' 0 None
2009-07-30 Obama defends reform to seniors worried about Medicare cuts 1 None
2009-07-30 Finance Committee negotiators near accord on bill 0 None
2009-07-30 No Blue Dog deal in House as compromise proves elusive 0 None
2009-07-30 Centrists steer talks away from public plan 0 None
2009-07-30 Massachusetts to restore immigrant health care, Colorado Medicaid list grows, Obama in North Carolina 0 None
2009-07-30 Health benefits tax gains support in Congress, opponents in business 0 None
2009-07-30 Long-term care proposal draws opposition 1 None
2009-07-30 IMPROVE Bill seeks to fight Medicare fraud 0 None
2009-07-30 Primary care gets boost from stimulus money, experiment on 'medical home' 0 None
2009-07-29 Anti-smoking initiative targets China's medical professionals 0 None
2009-07-28 In a flu pandemic 1 in 6 health workers will not report for work 0 None
2009-07-28 Many health won't report in during flu pandemic 0 None
2009-07-28 Finance committee may omit public plan, employer mandate 0 None
2009-07-28 AMA backs health reform plan, but not all doctors are on board 0 None
2009-07-28 Reform could hinge on the insured, who support reform but fear change 0 None
2009-07-28 Democrats to push unscored benefits to counter latest CBO analysis 0 None
2009-07-28 Subsidies to cover uninsured critical to health overhaul 0 None
2009-07-28 Obama health reform proposals and alliances scrutinized 0 None
2009-07-28 House members continue bickering over reform 0 None
2009-07-28 Senate Dems seek compromise on contentious health reform issues 0 None
2009-07-28 As they debate health overhaul, politicians keep eye on 2010 0 None
2009-07-28 Health care legislation's hurdles and potential impacts 0 None
2009-07-28 Health lobbying means cash infusion for candidates, TV stations 0 None
2009-07-28 Connecticut: small businesses struggle with soaring premiums, unintended consequences of old law 0 None
2009-07-28 Oregon hospital building boom slows down 0 None
2009-07-28 New Hampshire officials: need for mental health services increasing 0 None
2009-07-28 Majority of health care leaders support public health care option 0 None
2009-07-27 System 50 years out of date for chronic illness 0 None
2009-07-27 NHS on the cards for an ailing Australian health system 0 None
2009-07-24 China's health reform must address costly, unnecessary treatment, report says 0 None
2009-07-24 Creating nurses, not just students; WVU associate dean named fellow 0 None
2009-07-22 Hatch backs out of health reform talks, Pelosi says she has votes 0 None
2009-07-22 16 percent of Americans without health insurance 0 None
2009-07-22 Insurers ‘spinning’ some data to shape health reform 0 None
2009-07-22 Health care overhaul could include changes to doctor payments 1 None
2009-07-22 Six finance Senators strive for bipartisan compromise 0 None
2009-07-22 Blue Dogs: We have agreement with House Dems on health bill 0 None
2009-07-22 Some health groups increase lobbying spending, but only a slight rise overall 0 None
2009-07-22 Young adults face tough time getting health insurance 0 None
2009-07-22 Admin, Dems face challenge in showing voters what reform means for them 0 None
2009-07-22 More than half of primary care doctor graduates are immigrants 0 None
2009-07-22 Health care experts examine top performing, low cost communities 0 None
2009-07-22 Small businesses fear reform could worsen rising health costs 0 None
2009-07-22 Massachusetts proposal to end fee-for-service could be national model 0 None
2009-07-22 American confidence in access to care is growing 0 None
2009-07-22 National stroke quality improvement program passes the million mark 0 None
2009-07-22 Schering Plough’s CMO ‘very concerned’ about Obama’s healthcare reform agenda 0 None
2009-07-21 Research reveals high level of bullying in midwifery 2 None
2009-07-20 Obama continues pressing health reform, but softens on the deadline 0 None
2009-07-20 Steele assails "experimentation" in Obama's health reform effort 0 None
2009-07-20 Key Senate panel struggles to reach consensus 0 None
2009-07-20 House face-off looms over sweeping health bill 0 None
2009-07-20 Obama readies stronger hand on health reform, plans meetings with players 0 None
2009-07-20 Taking positions: Some docs, businesses cheer while others oppose effort 0 5
2009-07-20 Obama administration silent on San Francisco health insurance ordinance 0 None
2009-07-20 Insurers join public debate with new ad campaign 0 None
2009-07-20 Small businesses, doctors voice concerns about health reform 0 None
2009-07-20 One doctor's view: Electronic medical records work well 1 None
2009-07-20 Advocates push to end Medicare's two year wait for disabled 0 None
2009-07-20 Americans living with no insurance, or less insurance, during recession 0 None
2009-07-20 California budget could force seniors to nursing homes, drive up costs 0 None
2009-07-20 Efforts to 'fix' Medicare payments at center of reform 0 None
2009-07-20 Health overhaul issues fill the Sunday talk shows 0 None
2009-07-20 Governors question Medicaid expansion while some states do more with CHIP 0 None
2009-07-20 Can pen and paper help make electronic medical records better? 0 None
2009-07-20 e-Health revolution will give Australian patients access to their health records 0 None
2009-07-17 European agreement on injuries to health workers caused by 'sharps' 0 None
2009-07-17 Software improves patient satisfaction at discharge from hospital 0 None
2009-07-16 With pressure building, Baucus, Reid weigh in on timeline 0 None
2009-07-16 Senate panel advances health-care overhaul, but battle lines sharpen 0 None
2009-07-16 House Committees prepare for votes on health reform bill 0 None
2009-07-16 Obama presses lawmakers on health reform 1 None
2009-07-16 Massachusetts hospital sues state over cost of universal care 0 None
2009-07-16 Cost of health care reform emerges as ‘lightning rod’ issue 0 None
2009-07-16 Senators seek $100 billion for health reform from insurers 0 None
2009-07-16 Proposals may limit health insurance choices and squeeze some middle earners 0 None
2009-07-16 Lawsuits allege some medical device companies gave kickbacks to surgeons 0 None
2009-07-16 Lobbyists elbow for attention as health reform votes loom 0 None
2009-07-16 Obama administration proposes big changes in Medicare payment oversight 0 None
2009-07-16 Insurer, tech vendor plan major 'telehealth' network 1 None
2009-07-16 Families struggle in low-, middle-income countries to pay for health care, study shows 0 None
2009-07-15 American Nurses Association stands with Obama in calling for healthcare reform now 5 4.7
2009-07-15 Obama on health reform: transcript 0 None
2009-07-15 Obama continues to press the importance of health reform 0 None
2009-07-15 Senate HELP Commitee completes health bill 0 None
2009-07-15 House Democrats' health bill would tax rich to finance insurance expansion 0 None
2009-07-15 Despite some progress, key senators say August deadline a longshot 0 None
2009-07-15 Obama may settle for Democrat-only support to pass health reform 0 None
2009-07-15 New Hampshire's Medicaid program almost out of money 0 None
2009-07-15 Two major companies could join Wal-Mart in backing employer mandate 0 None
2009-07-15 Economy squeezing access to health care 0 None
2009-07-15 How much health care for $1 trillion? 0 None
2009-07-15 Women veterans don't always get privacy at VA clinics 0 None
2009-07-15 Massachusetts' budget forces retreat from universal coverage 0 None
2009-07-15 Iowa lawmakers discuss reform and increased coverage for children 0 None
2009-07-15 Minnesota delegation wary of proposed health care reform 0 None
2009-07-15 Medicare fraud taints California device maker and New Jersey clinic 1 None
2009-07-15 Uninsured account for 20% of U.S. ER visits 0 None
2009-07-15 eHealth record system a step closer 3 4
2009-07-15 KHN's Eric Pianin discusses the House health overhaul bill 0 None
2009-07-15 House Democrats unveil 1,000 page health bill, complete with surtaxes on wealthy 1 None
2009-07-15 Details emerge as House Democrats plan to release health bill 0 None
2009-07-15 Senate Finance Committee under pressure to produce health bill 0 None
2009-07-15 House Democrats to unveil health care bill details 0 None
2009-07-15 Obama urges lawmakers to move quickly on health bills 0 None
2009-07-15 Mentally ill immigrants have slim chance at getting care when arrested 0 None
2009-07-15 Support for health overhaul slipping 0 None
2009-07-15 Schwarzenegger fires three California Nursing Board members 0 None
2009-07-15 Debate surrounds Federal system that rates nursing homes 0 None
2009-07-15 Healthcare costs for U.S. companies seen rising nine percent 0 None
2009-07-15 Abortion issue could derail health reform 0 None
2009-07-15 Upcoming health IT decisions could spell success or failure 0 None
2009-07-15 Divisions emerge among Democrat lawmakers, business groups 0 None
2009-07-15 Republicans test public plan supporters' will 0 None
2009-07-15 Obama announces Regina Benjamin as Surgeon General pick 0 None
2009-07-14 Senate panel looks to health insurers for health savings 0 None
2009-07-14 Key Democrats summoned to White House meeting 0 None
2009-07-14 Obama taps Alabama doctor to serve as Surgeon General 0 None
2009-07-14 Obama's focus on health care crucial to reform 0 None
2009-07-14 House seeks to pay for reform with new tax on wealthy 0 None
2009-07-14 Investigation finds problem nurses stay on job amid nursing shortage 0 None
2009-07-14 Philadelphia area increases inpatient hospice care 0 None
2009-07-14 Lobbying groups prepare for reconciliation process, step up fight on bill features 0 None
2009-07-14 Federal program cracks down on Medicare fraud in Houston 1 None
2009-07-14 Health reform stalled in Congress by busy schedule, divided lawmakers 0 None
2009-07-14 Small business: The hunt for affordable health insurance 0 None
2009-07-14 For doctors in Congress, little harmony on health care 0 None
2009-07-14 Slumping economy hurts health system, but stimulus provides some relief 0 None
2009-07-13 Australian national health system on the waiting list 0 None
2009-07-12 President Obama says health care doable but 'hard' 1 4.5
2009-07-12 Administration faces challenges from Democrats on health proposals 0 3
2009-07-12 Tales of health insurance plights highlight overhaul efforts 0 5
2009-07-12 Senate weighs new taxes to fund reform 0 4
2009-07-12 New Medicare data compare hospitals based on readmissions 0 3
2009-07-12 Health, business groups continue staking out reform positions 0 None
2009-07-12 Twenty people arrested in California Medicaid fraud case 2 5
2009-07-12 Medical staff cut down on hospital-acquired infections 0 None
2009-07-12 No Shriners hospitals closing; some may be outpatient-only 0 None
2009-07-12 Health insurance exchanges gain attention 0 None
2009-07-12 Experts urge revamping of long-term Medicare funding mechanisms 0 None
2009-07-12 Many Washington State hospitals skimp on required charity care 0 None
2009-07-09 Democrats divided as Congressional health overhaul efforts stall 0 None
2009-07-09 Washington State insurers impose double digit rate hikes, again 0 None
2009-07-09 Administration officials take health reform reins in Obama's absence 0 None
2009-07-09 Payment reform: A trend in White House thinking 0 None
2009-07-09 Healthcare reform gets boost from hospital groups 0 None
2009-07-09 Health care overhaul ignores illegal immigrants 0 None
2009-07-09 States undergo a variety of health care policy developments 0 None
2009-07-09 Nursing shortage leads to more students, new training programs 0 None
2009-07-09 Legislation includes provisions for healthy lifestyle infrastructure 0 None
2009-07-09 Small business owners deliver mixed messages to Capitol Hill 0 None
2009-07-09 Medicare analysis finds too many needless deaths at hospitals 0 None
2009-07-09 Convent focuses on different approach to end-of-life care 0 None
2009-07-08 Biden formally announces $155 billion agreement with hospitals 0 None
2009-07-08 Hospitals, after agreeing to cuts, push ahead with a full agenda 0 None
2009-07-08 Emanuel reassures Democrats on public insurance option 0 None
2009-07-08 Health reform legislation will impact preventive and wellness programs 0 None
2009-07-08 Poor working conditions for docs may affect quality of care 0 None
2009-07-08 Taxing health benefits lacking Hill support 0 None
2009-07-08 Obama busy 'selling the greater good' on health reform 0 None
2009-07-08 Thirteen single-payer activists settle their cases after disrupting hearing 0 5
2009-07-08 Providers and Medicare battle: who owns home oxygen equipment? 0 None
2009-07-08 Abortion could prove divisive for health reform, too 0 None
2009-07-08 Health reformers shy from proposals that would limit treatment options 0 None
2009-07-08 Costliest Medicare markets in Florida, New York, California 0 None
2009-07-08 White House reassures drug CEOs: reimportation could be 'unnecessary' 0 None
2009-07-07 Senators have second thoughts about taxing health benefits 0 None
2009-07-07 Obama notes progress, reiterates support for public insurance plan 0 None
2009-07-07 Senate Democrats eye August timeline, search for savings 0 None
2009-07-07 Hospitals, White House reach accord on cuts to pay for reform 0 None
2009-07-07 Democrats navigate reform - opposition from unions, Liberals 0 None
2009-07-07 Veterans call for greater improvements for veteran services 0 None
2009-07-07 Insurers open storefronts, raise rates to adjust to new reality 0 None
2009-07-07 Seattle-area health cooperative offers alternative health system model 0 None
2009-07-07 Alzheimer's patients fight for quicker Medicare coverage 0 None
2009-07-07 Short-timer Whitehouse has his say 0 None
2009-07-07 Senator Kennedy's absence from health care reform debate looms large 0 None
2009-07-07 Children's hospital a model for benefits, struggles of health IT 0 None
2009-07-07 Need for Federal insurance Czar questioned 0 None
2009-07-07 $40 million made available for children's health care enrollment efforts 0 None
2009-07-07 TV ad wars beginning over health overhaul proposals 0 None
2009-07-07 Maine fights for Senators' votes, Grassley can't satisfy either side 0 None
2009-07-07 Obama urges groups to stop attacks 0 None
2009-07-07 Lawmakers seek compromise on health overhaul proposals 0 None
2009-07-07 Minnesota clinics serving many more thanks to stimulus dollars 0 None
2009-07-07 'Consumer-directed' plans rise in popularity as businesses scramble to cut health costs 0 None
2009-07-07 Advocates are back with real health care stories 0 None
2009-07-07 For America's aged, surgery at any price? 0 None
2009-07-07 The European experience: The pluses and minuses of government-run health care 0 None
2009-07-07 Medicare offers lessons for possible 'public plan' 0 None
2009-07-07 Co-ops offer compromise, but could take decades to develop 0 None
2009-07-07 Paying for health care overhaul may fall unevenly on states 0 None
2009-07-07 Lobbying draws on ranks of former government officials, health industry coffers 0 None
2009-07-07 Physician shortage could hinder health reform 0 None
2009-07-05 European research project focusing on quality and patient safety in hospitals 2 None


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