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Kaiser Health Information, an editorially independent news service, is a program of the Kaiser Family members Foundation, a nonpartisan healthcare policy research organization unaffiliated with Kaiser Permanente.. Calling for greater safety of health care workers in conflict settings In this post in IntraHealth International’s ‘Global Health’ blog, editorial manager Susanna Smith examines how health care workers operating in regions of conflict are ‘being used as pawns of warfare.’ Smith highlights your choice by Medecins Sans Frontieres last month to suspend providers in prisons in the Libyan city of Misrata because of reviews of torture and notes, ‘[MSF] General Director Christopher Stokes called the problem an obstruction and exploitation of the organization’s function.org with permission from the Henry J.Stop the HIT, a Washington-based coalition of trade groups, will start your time and effort during the lame-duck congressional session this year, Heidi Margulis, Humana's senior vice president for general public affairs, today told analysts during an investor meeting. Changes to the taxes will be ‘up for grabs’ as part of talks to cut the U.S. Budget deficit, she said . CQ HealthBeat: Medical Device Manufacturers Lobby To Repeal Tax The medical device market is organizing a lobbying fly-in Thursday to desire lawmakers to repeal the medical device tax that is set to take effect in January.