Metro-Health in OH cutting back to break even; Skyrocketing cost of healthcare linked to how we pay;

> The Metro-Health System in Ohio will cut back 112 jobs just to break even financially in 2009. Article

> The Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement has released a report claiming that the skyrocketing cost of healthcare is linked to the fact that we pay for quantity of healthcare rather than quality. Article

> Compensation management technology has saved the Blues in Vermont nearly half a million dollars. Article

> Healthier, higher-income patients are continuing to flock to consumer-directed plans in greater numbers. Article

And Finally... I wonder what the Des Moines residents thought when the flamingo flew over their house. Article