Health Care Buzz Today

May 3, 2011
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How Do They Know He Was Bin Laden? A US intelligence official said a DNA match, using DNA from several family members, provided virtual certainty that Osama bin Laden was killed Sunday night. 

How Do They Know He Was Bin Laden? A US intelligence official said a DNA match, using DNA from several family members, provided virtual certainty that Osama bin Laden was killed Sunday night. 

VA-DoD joint EHR to be Commercial, Not Necessarily Proprietary. The agencies want to purchase commercially available solutions for joint use. They would adopt a Department-developed application only if an appropriate commercial solution is not available.

Court Backs Funding Embryonic Stem Cells. In a victory for the White House, a US appeals court overturned an earlier ban against taxpayer-supported stem cell research. 

UW to Punish Doctors Who Gave Sick Notes to Protesters. The University of Wisconsin will discipline physicians who wrote doctor excuse notes for protesters participating in rallies against the Governor’s union-stripping law. The discipline ranges from a written reprimand to loss of pay and leadership position.

At Least 600,000 Young Adults Join Parents’ Health Plans Under New Law. That pace is faster than the government expected. Under the new health law, health plans and employers must offer coverage to enrollees’ adult children until age 26 even if they no longer live with their parents, are not a dependent on their parents’ tax returns and are no longer students.