CMS plans bariatric surgery limits; Study says health system problems more costly than reform;

> CMS has announced that it will limit its coverage of bariatric surgery for type 2 diabetes to patients who are morbidly obese. Article

> So who woulda thunk it? A new study suggests that not fixing health system issues is more expensive than conducting reform efforts. Article

> The University of Michigan Health System is cutting 80 jobs, one of many in the U.S. forced to slash its workforce due to financial losses. Article

> Despite stresses in the industry, and fears that things will get even worse, a group of former Merrill Lynch execs have formed a healthcare financing company. Article

And Finally... If you ever get a $3K water bill, let's hope your neighbors care as much as this man's did. Article

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