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Anyone who's been through a divorce, death, or serious illness will tell you that adversity has a way of making or breaking relationships. It separates the weak from the strong, the loyal from the back-stabbing, the friend-for-life from the convenient-for-now. Perhaps more than any other event, adversity teaches you who you can count on--and who you can't. Adversity in business is no different. [Read More]
  March 28, 2008

Editor's Picks
Candidates go opposite ways on healthcare
Regardless of which Democratic candidate emerges as the party's nominee, voters in November will chose between a candidate who wants insurance for all and a candidate who wants to reduce healthcare costs first, provide coverage later. Tommy Thompson says the 2008 election is likely to be the first that's fought around healthcare. But does it all really matter? Will either candidate's plan ever make it through Congress? Some experts predict a "huge stalemate" in our future. [Read More]
Outlook remains bleak for Medicare
The thing I love (nay, hate) about politicians is that what they're not saying is almost always more important than what they are. Sure, Hillary and Barack are fired up about universal health coverage but that's only half of the discussion. What about Medicare's increasingly grim future? Experts say a report released on Tuesday may finally force presidential candidates to speak up about their plans to rein in healthcare costs. [Read More]
Primary healthcare needs fixing before universal care can work
And last in this special political edition of Editor's Picks, why healthcare-for-all won't work--from a doctor who says universal coverage is an "empty promise" when there aren't enough primary care physicians to serve everyone. [Read More]
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This Week's Headlines
HMO releases patient data online accidentally
The Baltimore Sun - March 26, 2008

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Indianapolis Star - March 25, 2008
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Raleigh News & Observer - March 24, 2008

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New Orleans Times-Picayune - March 25, 2008

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