First Edition: March 30, 2010

August 30, 2015

Under Shadow Of 1957, Arkansas Stays Out Of Health-Care Fight As 14 states move forward with a lawsuit to block President Obama's new health-care law, calling it an unconstitutional infringement on state sovereignty, Arkansas is nowhere to be found (The Washington Post).

Donald Berwick Is Obama's Likely Pick To Run Medicare and Medicaid Dr. Donald Berwick, President Obama's likely pick to run Medicare and Medicaid as the government embarks on a massive overhaul of the nation's health insurance system, has been a sometimes provocative advocate for more efficient delivery of patient care (Los Angeles Times).

Romney Defends Mass. Health Care Law Mitt Romney offered an enthusiastic defense last night of the comprehensive health care law he helped create four years ago in Massachusetts, even as he pointed to crucial distinctions between it and a similar national program enacted last week by Democrats (The Boston Globe).

Politics Makes Strange Bedfellows In Fight Against Nonprofit Hospitals Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) have formed an unusual alliance to ensure that tax-exempt hospitals treat patients without insurance (The Hill).

New Worries About H1N1 Influenza Continuing activity of pandemic H1N1 influenza in the Southeast, particularly in Georgia, is raising fears of a third wave of swine flu cases, federal officials said Monday. They urged people to continue getting vaccinated as a preventive measure in case a new outbreak occurred (Los Angeles Times).

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