• Key Democrats Summoned To White House Meeting

      Two lawmakers critical to President Barack Obama's hopes for health care overhaul were among those summoned to the White House for a private meeting Monday as the timetable for a comprehensive bill continued to slip.

      (Daily Report) Jul 13, 2009

    • Obama Taps Alabama Doctor To Serve As Surgeon General

      President Obama has nominated Regina Benjamin, an Alabama family physician, to be the next Surgeon General.

      (Daily Report) Jul 13, 2009

    • The Hunt For Affordable Health Insurance

      In a follow-up to an earlier story about the difficulty of finding health insurance for a rural small businessman, an insurance broker helps Larry Harbour of Broken Bow, Neb., find affordable coverage.

      (Story) Jul 13, 2009

    • Small Business: The Hunt For Affordable Health Insurance

      "For entrepreneurs trying to start or run a business, the obstacles are huge. But few loom as large as one: health care," The Wall Street Journal reports.

      (Daily Report) Jul 13, 2009

    • For Doctors In Congress, Little Harmony On Health Care

      "In the struggle to overhaul the nation’s health care system, 16 physicians ended up in ringside seats — as members of the House and Senate. But they have taken different lessons from their experiences in medicine, and they do not agree on what a bill should look like," the New York Times reports.

      (Daily Report) Jul 13, 2009

    • Slumping Economy Hurts Health System, But Stimulus Provides Some Relief

      The receding economy has dragged down Michigan's health care system, "offering a preview of how a lingering recession could corrode Americans' hospitals, savings and health," the Wall Street Journal reports.

      (Daily Report) Jul 13, 2009

    • Senate Weighs New Taxes To Fund Reform

      "Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) presented his members Thursday with more than a dozen ways to pay for health care legislation, ranging from new fees on industry to an income-tax hike on couples making more than $1 million a year," Politico reports.

      (Daily Report) Jul 10, 2009

    • Many Washington State Hospitals Skimp on Required Charity Care

      "As the recession has cost more people their jobs and their health insurance, local hospitals have seen more patients show up with no way to pay," reports KUOW, a Washington State public radio station.

      (Daily Report) Jul 10, 2009

    • No Shriners Hospitals Closing; Some May Be Outpatient-Only

      "All 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children will stay open, but some eventually might become outpatient-only surgery facilities, the system that offers free specialty pediatric care said Thursday," CNN reports.

      (Daily Report) Jul 10, 2009

    • Health Care Overhaul Ignores Illegal Immigrants

      "As Congress wrangles with overhauling the health care system, there is one population not being discussed. No proposal for a national health plan would cover the nation's estimated 11 million illegal immigrants," NPR reports.

      (Daily Report) Jul 09, 2009