Daily Rounds: Health Reform On Trial; Caritas Crackdown; Smarter Kids; The Dwindling Uninsured

U.S. Judge Says Challenge to Obama Health-Care Law Will `Probably' Proceed - Bloomberg "U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson in Pensacola said he will make a decision by Oct. 14 on whether the states have jurisdiction to sue. Sympathizing with the claims of the states, Vinson told lawyers he would probably dismiss part of the lawsuit, while allowing other claims to proceed." (

Hospitals seek rules for Caritas after sale - The Boston Globe "Among the conditions being sought by the Healthcare Access Coalition are measures to prohibit the buyer, Cerberus Capital Management, from using “improper’’ incentives to recruit doctors from rival hospitals, a three-year ban on price increases for hospital services, and restrictions on “limited network’’ insurance contracts that exclude other providers." (Boston Globe)

Phys Ed: Can Exercise Make Kids Smarter? - "Previous studies found that fitter kids generally scored better on...tests. But the M.R.I.’s provided a clearer picture of how it might work. They showed that fit children had significantly larger basal ganglia, a key part of the brain that aids in maintaining attention and “executive control,” or the ability to coordinate actions and thoughts crisply." (

Mass. has fewest uninsured children - White Coat Notes - "Statewide, 1.7 percent of children are uninsured, compared to 9.3 percent of children nationwide, the report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation said." (Boston Globe)

This program aired on September 16, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.


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