Bill seeks surcharge for Utah smokers on Medicaid The Bay Bulletin Mon, 30 Jan 2012 19:04 PM PST Utah Republican Rep. Paul Ray is proposing that the state impose a higher co-pay on Medicaid residents who use tobacco. / By Victor R. Caivano, AP ST. GEORGE, Utah (USA TODAY) â" If private health insurers can add a surcharge for smokers, why not Medicaid?
Harvested saplings to return to roots at new hospital site The Joplin Globe Mon, 30 Jan 2012 18:59 PM PST Marcia Long said she was just trying to be helpful when she offered her âlittle idea.â When Cynthia Beckham, director of facility development with Sisters of Mercy Health System, heard Longâs suggestion, the little idea would take on a life of its own and grow into something much bigger.
Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute Goes Red for Women on Feb. 3 Newswise Mon, 30 Jan 2012 18:50 PM PST Hundreds of health care professionals at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute will wear red on Friday, Feb. 3, to mark National Go Red for Women Day. The group will meet at 9 a.m. for a group photo to demonstrate support for increased research on heart disease, the No. 1 killer in the U.S. For the first time the annual gathering this year will include blood pressure checks and heart disease risk ...
Our View: Lab project offers promise The Norwich Bulletin Mon, 30 Jan 2012 18:50 PM PST We suspect there will be much public outcry about Mondayâs state bonding Commission vote to authorize $290 million in state borrowing over the next 10 years for the Jackson Laboratory development at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington.