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New York Hospitals Look to Combine, Forming a Giant PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 07 June 2012 13:03

By Anemona Hartocollis, New York Times

Two of New York City’s biggest hospital systems reached agreement on Wednesday to pursue a merger that would shake up the way medical care is delivered, especially in Manhattan, where hospitals compete to serve some of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the world.

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Inside ObamaCare's Grant-Making PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 06 June 2012 13:29

By Steven E. Greer, Wall Street Journal

Early this year, I was briefly involved with one of the Affordable Care Act's bureaucracies called the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, or CMMI. Despite its lofty ideals, it is one more pork program and venue for political cronyism, as I learned firsthand.

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Sense of Peril for Health Law Gives Insurers Pause PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 01 June 2012 14:29

By Reed Abelson, New York Times

As the Supreme Court considers the constitutionality of the federal health care law, one option that had seemed unthinkable to its designers and supporters now seems at least possible: that the court could strike down the entire law.

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Many hospitals, doctors offer cash discount for medical bills PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 May 2012 13:16

By Chad Terhune, LA Times

A Long Beach hospital charged Jo Ann Snyder $6,707 for a CT scan of her abdomen and pelvis after colon surgery. But because she had health insurance with Blue Shield of California, her share was much less: $2,336.

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Waking Up to Major Colonoscopy Bills PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 May 2012 13:15

By Roni Caryn Rabin, New York TImes

Patients who undergo colonoscopy usually receive anesthesia of some sort in order to “sleep” through the procedure. But as one Long Island couple discovered recently, it can be a very expensive nap.

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