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Hugo Chavez to Travel to Cuba for Medical Checkup

After visiting Cuba several times for the treatment of his cancer, Hugo Chavez, the President of Venezuela, is traveling to Cuba once again on Sunday for a comprehensive medical check-up.


LinkedIn Members Weigh In on IMTJ story: Protecting your brand on the internet…beware the “brandjacker”!

…There’s nothing wrong with registering domain names that you may want to use in your existing or future business activities…The problem arises when people start registering multiple domain names…Perhaps also if the MTA and those associated with it were less warlike and legally aggressive, medical tourism would have a better global reputation.


Wells Fargo gives staff tough healthcare choices

(Reuters) – Wells Fargo & Co plans to cut costs by moving its workers into insurance plans that encourage them to spend less on healthcare.

The bank told Reuters that it is rolling out a new insurance approach next year that will give employees accounts to help cover medical expenses. They can either put their own pretax dollars in the accounts, or pay higher insurance premiums and have the company fund the account.


Why Not the Best? Results from the National Scorecard on U.S. Health System Performance, 2011

The Commonwealth FundThe National Scorecard on U.S. Health System Performance, 2011, updates a series of comprehensive assessments of U.S. population health and health care quality, access, efficiency, and equity. It finds substantial improvement on quality-of-care indicators that have been the focus of public reporting and collaborative initiatives. However, U.S. health system performance continues to fall far short of what is attainable, especially given the enormity of public and private resources devoted nationally to health.



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