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On the record with Rita Hostak

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

When it comes to the industry’s government relations professionals, Sunrise Medical’s Rita Hostak is one of the toughest to track down. She prefers to ply her trade behind the scenes.

Are you a dead man walking? Time will tell

Monday, August 10, 2009

Here are tidbits from two interesting interviews I've had recently. I think there's food for thought in each.

Ten Empty rip

Report from Invacare Media Day: The world could be passing us by

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Invacare officials worry that the HME industry may be blowing its chance at reforming the oxygen benefit by failing to speak with a common voice.

Where are all the HME leaders?

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

In September, Washington lawmakers return from their summer recess and begin to forge a final healthcare reform package. That means HME leaders have another month or so to get their act together and compromise on a plan to reform the Medicare oxygen benefit.

Healthcare reform: House inches forward, Senate delays

Friday, July 31, 2009

The House’s Energy and Commerce Committee is expected today to join two other committees in approving draft healthcare reform legislation.

Healthcare reform: House reaches compromise

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The Blue Dog Coalition, a group of fiscally conservative Democrats in the House, has reached a compromise with leaders in the House,  according to a story