Retail clinics use moderate at best; IL hospital association bands hospitals together to save money;

> The number of retail clinics has grown amazingly in the last several years, but apparently only a few Americans are using them. FierceHealthcare

> The Illinois Hospital Association is gathering hospitals together for a purchasing collaborative that they hope will save supply chain costs for members. Article

> New York state was aiming to recover $215 million for federal fiscal year 2008; it managed to do that, and more, recovering $551 million in improperly paid Medicaid funds. Article

> Medicare Advantage plans are not doing badly: apparently they earned $1.3 billion more than was projected in profits in 2006. Article

And Finally... Sounds like this person was a little strapped for cash this year. Article