Physicians and dentists struggle with economy; TX doctors opt out of Medicare;

> As the economy continues to sag, dentists and doctors are struggling to keep their practices together and help their staff members do so, too. Article

> In Texas, a growing number of doctors are opting out of Medicare, with only 58 percent accepting Medicare patients. Article

> Hartford, CT-based St. Francis Hospital has received a $12.5 million donation from a unnamed donor. Article

> A New Jersey hospital has decided to drop Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield after failing to resolve a pitched fight over reimbursement payments. Article

And Finally... I'd describe this man as a cockeyed optimist--or maybe just stupid. Article

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