Daily Rounds: Crackdown On Insurers; Women Want Levy Out; Obese Nation

U.S. Rebukes Health Insurers – WSJ.com “The Obama administration on Thursday told health insurers that it will track those who enact "unjustified" rate increases linked to the health overhaul and may block those companies from a new marketplace for insurance coverage.” (Wall Street Journal)

Union, NOW call for Beth Israel CEO Paul Levy’s ouster – BostonHerald.com “If the hospital’s board of directors fails to demand Levy’s resignation at its annual meeting on Sept. 23, then the board ‘is aiding and abetting Levy in his creation of a hostile and inequitable work environment for women at the hospital,’ union and NOW officials said in a statement. (Boston Herald)

Michelle Obama Asks Congress to Join Childhood Obesity Fight – NYTimes.com “Declaring the beginning of the ‘next phase’ of a program to combat childhood obesity, the first lady, Michelle Obama, called on Congress on Wednesday to pass legislation that would make many of the program’s initiatives possible.” (The New York Times)

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