MNA Daily NewsScan, November 8, 2012:

8 Nov

HEALTH CARE

Hospitals Gamble on Urgent Care To Keep Patients Healthy  When Stephen Wheeler realized he had an aching, swollen finger, he called his primary care doctor, who works for MedStar Health. The doctor referred him to PromptCare, an urgent care clinic owned by the same hospital chain and located in a strip mall in the Baltimore suburbs.

Obama’s Health Care Law Turns into a Sprint 

Its place assured alongside Medicare and Medicaid, President Barack Obama’s health care law is now in a sprint to the finish line, with just 11 months to go before millions of uninsured people can start signing up for coverage.  But there are hurdles in the way.
LABOR NEWS
UMass Nurses Picket Today      Hundreds of nurses who work at the Worcester-based hospital campuses of UMass Memorial Medical Center (UMMMC) will conduct informational picketing outside the UMMMC University Hospital campus (on the corner of Belmont and Plantation St. in Worcester) to call for desperately needed improvements in patient care conditions at this major tertiary care provider.
On This Day in History:   November 8, 1897 – Catholic worker leader Dorothy Day was born.

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