ALSO NOTED: PA hospitals face new tax; Doctors may begin turning away Medicare patients; and much more...

> Some Pennsylvania hospitals may face a new drain on their revenues in the form of an "assessment" on their profits. Article

> Doctors may end up limiting the number of Medicare patients they accept if planned cuts go through. Article

> More patients may be responsible shelling out some big bucks soon, with 40 percent of companies offering consumer-driven health plans with a high deductible. Article

> Think your friendly neighborhood banker will extend you an asset-based loan now that the auction-rate bonds market has imploded? Don't be so sure. Article

And Finally...  Hey, maybe the poodle likes looking different. Article