Unions, Catholic Bishops urge continuation of health reform fight; No good deed goes unpunished in managed care contracting;

> Democrats aren't the only ones worried about the possibility of health reform failing. According to BusinessWeek, several groups, notably labor unions and The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, are pushing for the health reform fight to continue, and ultimately conclude. Article

> It's been said that "no good deed goes unpunished." And according to Maria K. Todd, MHA, PhD, this is certainly true when it comes to negotiating with managed care companies, as she says she's learned the hard way. Hospital Impact

> Some lawmakers may be ready to throw healthcare reform under the bus, but the drug industry is still behind the overhaul. David Brennan, AstraZeneca CEO and chairman of PhRMA this year, says that the group hasn't pulled its support for the Senate reform bill. FiercePharma

> The news of the week in the computer world hasn't all been from Apple. Hewlett-Packard is making its first concerted effort to cash in on the rapidly expanding physician market for health IT by joining with McKesson to offer bundled hardware and EHR-practice management packages. FierceEMR

And Finally... If you think you may be getting cold feet, this is perfect for you. Article

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