In the News This Week…

Trial lawyers feel excluded as GOP pushes changes in liability law, 4-10-11, The News & Observer

Staff writer Craig Jarvis examines complaints by trial lawyers that they are being excluded from legislative talks on bills dealing with medical liability and business tort reforms.

Poll: Health care law support dips on budget woes, 4-12-11, Associated Press/Bloomberg Businessweek

Associated Press writer Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar looks at a recent poll which finds that support for the federal health care reform law is at its lowest level since it was passed last year.

Should Specialists Join ACOs?, 4-12-11, Becker’s Hospital Review

Writer Leigh Page examines whether specialists will become part of the movement toward accountable care organizations (ACOs).

Mentally Ill Languish in Hospital Emergency Rooms, 4-13-11, National Public Radio

Reporter Jenny Gold examines how budget cuts have affected mental health care. A link to the audio version of the story is included in the transcript.

UNC Health may expand to west, 4-13-11, The News & Observer

Business writer Alan Wolf reports that talks are underway that may allow the UNC Health Care System to expand into Western North Carolina.


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