Wednesday, May 2, 2012

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Government Produces Slide Show to Help Sell Obamacare: 'Hello, My Name is XXX'
Forbes Wed, 02 May 2012 10:34 AM PDT
I'm sure you have few illusions about the partisan nature of today's Health and Human Services Department. Just in case, however, Buzzfeed has posted a copy of a 20-page HHS document that, according to the web site, was "circulated by [HHS] to allies" with the goal of "making the unpopular law more politically saleable."

Ill. House panel targets retiree health care
CBS4 Quad Cities Wed, 02 May 2012 10:28 AM PDT
An Illinois House committee wants to take away free health insurance for government retirees.

Controversial Bird-Flu Research Published: How Worried Should We Be?
Scientific American Wed, 02 May 2012 10:27 AM PDT
A highly controversial research paper on bird flu was released today by the journal Nature. It shows that a particularly troublesome strain of avian influenza, designated H5N1, which has been worrying public health officials for more than a decade, has the potential to become a human pandemic. In other words, H5N1 bird flu, which so [...]

One in 10 Babies Worldwide Born Prematurely
Boise Weekly Wed, 02 May 2012 10:26 AM PDT
More than one in 10 babies worldwide are born prematurely. A new report, led by the World Health Organization , indicates that of the 15 million preterms, 1 million die soon after birth and three-quarters of the deaths could be prevented with basic care.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Midday Glance: Health Care Equipment companies
Associated Press via Yahoo! Finance Wed, 02 May 2012 10:23 AM PDT
Shares of some top health care equipment companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:Becton, Dickinson & Co. fell $.37 or .5 percent, to $77.12.Covidien fell $.33 or .6 percent, to $55.43.Patterson fell $.22 or .6 percent, ...

Woman refuses to leave hospital
Saddleback Valley News Wed, 02 May 2012 10:22 AM PDT
LAGUNA HILLS â€" Police received a call at 7:11 a.m. on Saturday from 24400 block of Health Center Drive and the caller at Saddleback Hospital said a woman who was discharged is refusing to leave.Citizen assist. 6:36 p.m. Monday. 24400 block of...

Pomerantz Law Firm Has Filed a Class Action Law Suit Against Accretive Health, Inc. -- AH
GlobeNewswire via Yahoo! Canada Finance Wed, 02 May 2012 10:19 AM PDT
NEW YORK -- Pomerantz Haudek Grossman & Gross LLP has filed a federal securities class action in the United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois (12-cv-3279) on behalf of all persons who ...

St. Charles, Mtn. View Look to 'Deepen' Ties
KTVZ Bend Wed, 02 May 2012 10:18 AM PDT
The boards of directors for Mountain View Hospital District and St. Charles Health System are evaluating ways to deepen the relationship between the two organizations, the two entities announced Tuesday.

A $100 Million Boost for Competition in Health Care
Technology Review Wed, 02 May 2012 10:16 AM PDT
Castlight Health aims to shed light on the costs of medical procedures. Castlight Health, a startup that lets self-insured employers and their employees comparison shop for medical procedures,  raised $100 million in Series D funding this week. That's  reportedly  one of the largest venture rounds on record in health IT and could signal an IPO down the road. 

N.J. Examines Stop-Loss Insurance for Self-Insured Small Businesses
Insurance Journal Wed, 02 May 2012 10:16 AM PDT
A growing number of small businesses in New Jersey are self-funding or self-insuring their employees’ healthcare costs, and they are opting out of paying fixed premiums for traditional health insurance plans like those offered by BlueCross/BlueShield. This method, traditionally embraced …

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