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Ian Scott on Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at 9:28:03 pm

Here are some health care issues making headlines over the past few days:

From The Washington Post - At Wal-Mart, a Health-Care Turnaround

  • By offering multiple options including high deductible and emergency plans, utilizing electronic medical records, and negotiating affordable prescriptions, Wal-Mart is drastically reducing the number of uninsured among its employees.  Is it a model for states to follow?

From The Asheville (NC) Citizen Times - Telemedicine to provide health care to rural schools

  • A school-based health project, funded with foundation and charitable support, is using teleconferencing and other technology to boost access to acute, chronic, and mental health services for school children in some of western North Carolina's most under served communities.

 

From Staunton, VA's The News Leader - Gubernatorial candidate unveils health-care plan

  • Brian Moran, a Democratic candidate for governor in Virginia, has released a plan to provide health care for every child in the Commonwealth.  He plans to leverage federal funds to achieve his goal.
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