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New leader says Komen has eye on future
By Associated Press | July 19, 2014
The new leader of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization says it has moved on from the controversy that erupted 2 years ago over its decision, quickly reversed in an onslaught of criticism, to stop giving grants to Planned Parenthood for breast cancer screenings.
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Wis. judge says docs need not be present when abortion pills taken
By Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel | July 18, 2014
A Dane County, Wis., judge ruled that a 2012 state law requires doctors to be present when they dispense abortion pills to women, but not when the women take the pills. Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin brought suit because the abortion provider feared the law could be interpreted to mean doctors...
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Abortion doctors fear successor shortage
By Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | July 07, 2014
Abortion physician Dennis Christensen wants to retire. But he can't, the 71-year-old says, because no one wants to take over his Milwaukee clinic, a condition he set for himself for retirement. An ongoing lawsuit over a new state requirement for doctors who perform abortions could leave that...
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Video News | Woman's Hospital CEO Teri Fontenot
July 05, 2014
Teri Fontenot, president and CEO of Woman's Hospital in Baton Rouge, La., discusses the organization's new $350 million facility, the role of a maternal and neonatal hospital in managing population health and Louisiana's controversial new abortion law.
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Magazine
Fee-for-service isn't to blame for healthcare's ills, and other letters
By Modern Healthcare | July 05, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Regarding the June 30 editorial “Insuring against the future,” this article is another attempt to sell Americans on the notion that fee-for-service is the cause of our healthcare spending woes and must be abolished if we hope to get spending under control.
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Other voices
By Modern Healthcare | July 05, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
“Claiming that for-profit businesses cannot exercise religion reflects the mechanistic liberal view that companies only exist to maximize dollars 'at the expense of everything else.' But of course corporations have many other goals, such as charitable causes, green energy or, yes, promoting...
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Some firms begin backing away from birth-control coverage
By Associated Press | July 03, 2014
Business owners who don't want to pay for their employees' birth control are ending that coverage after the U.S. Supreme Court said they could choose on grounds of religious belief not to comply with part of the healthcare law.
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Doctors, nurses urge action following Hobby Lobby decision
By Joe Carlson | July 01, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Not many issues in American politics unite nurses, primary-care physicians and specialists. The U.S. Supreme Court found one this week.
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Democrats scramble in wake of Hobby Lobby decision
By Joe Carlson | June 30, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Soon after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal rule compelling closely held companies to provide birth control coverage over their owners' religious objections, Democrats in Congress signaled they would craft legislation to make sure that women who get their health insurance from such...
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Former AHA Chair Teri Fontenot on ACOs, abortion
By Modern Healthcare | June 28, 2014
Teri Fontenot is president and CEO of Women's Hospital in Baton Rouge, La., discusses ACOs, the controversy over abortion access in her state and how a women's hospital can improve care for low-income women.
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