Health Care News : Issue Archive

  • January 2009 Health Care News: Wanting Out of Medicare

    The January 2009 issue of Health Care News reports on a measure introduced by Congressman Sam Johnson to allow senior citizens to opt out of Medicare and still receive Social Security benefits. We...
  • December 2008 Health Care News: Mental Health Parity

    The December 2008 issue of Health Care News leads with passage of the Paul Wellstone Mental Health and Addiction Equity Act—a “mental health parity” measure onto which the $700...
  • November 2008 Health Care News: Understanding ... and Insuring ... the Uninsured

    The November 2008 issue of Health Care News highlights Census Bureau news that the number of uninsured in the U.S. fell by nearly two million in 2007. Also on page 1: * The state of Alabama will...
  • September 2008 Health Care News

    The September 2008 issue of Health Care News compares the health care plans being offered by presumptive presidential candidates Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain. On page 1: New taxes to...
  • August 2008 Health Care News

    The August 2008 issue of Health Care News highlights innovation in the health care industry. On page 1: Florida Gov. Charlie Crist has signed a bill allowing uninsured Floridians to purchase...
  • July 2008 Health Care News

    The July 2008 issue of Health Care News leads with Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue's signing of two measures intended to make high deductible health plans and Health Savings Accounts more affordable and...
  • June 2008 Health Care News

    The June 2008 issue of Health Care News highlights the failures of single-payer health care systems in Canada and Russia. On page 1: A bill mandating nearly all Iowa children have health insurance...
  • May 2008 Health Care News

    The May 2008 issue of Health Care News reports on efforts in San Francisco and by the Democratic presidential candidates to require individuals to carry health insurance. On page 1 of this issue:...
  • March 2008 Health Care News

    The March 2008 issue of Health Care News features several articles on telemedicine and other efforts to make health care less expensive, more convenient, and more effective for patients. On page 1...
  • February 2008 Health Care News

    The February 2008 issue of Health Care News warns against considering Canada's health care system a model for the United States. A new survey reported in the European Journal of Medicine shows...
  • January 2008 Health Care News

    The January 2008 issue of Health Care News features an evaluation of health care reform proposals offered by the leading presidential candidates. On page 1: Health policy advisors to the...
  • December 2007 Health Care News

    The December 2007 issue of Health Care News reports on the House's successful effort to defeat an attempt to override President George W. Bush's SCHIP expansion veto. Also on page 1: The U.S....
  • November 2007 Health Care News

    The November 2007 issue of Health Care News reports on new efforts to require pharmaceutical firms to disclose gifts to physicians and make hospital pricing policies more transparent. On page 1:...
  • September 2007 Health Care News

    The September 2007 issue of Health Care News addresses a wide range of "hot" health policy topics. On page 1: A controversial health insurance mandate--to be funded by a record $15.2 billion...
  • August 2007 Health Care News

    The August 2007 issue of Health Care News features a two-page centerspread highlighting the advantages of free markets over socialism in providing health care services. On page 1: Under a law...
  • July 2007 Health Care News

    The July 2007 issue of Health Care News explains how government regulations--high loss ratios for insurance companies and mental health parity mandates, for example--can undermine the affordability...
  • June 2007 Health Care News

    The June 2007 issue of Health Care News reports that the U.S. Census Bureau has acknowledged it over-counted the number of persons uninsured in the U.S. And, according to J.P. Wieske and Merrill...
  • April 2007 Health Care News

    The April 2007 issue of Health Care News highlights the Congressional Budget Office's late-January report showing the Medicare Part D prescription drug program will cost about $136 billion less than...
  • March 2007 Health Care News

    The March 2007 issue of Health Care News reports on insurance mandates in California and Massachusetts ... and questions how mandates will solve the problem of the health care-uninsured when they...
  • February 2007 Health Care News

    The February 2007 issue of Health Care News opens with a report on the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006, signed by President George W. Bush on December 20. The law creates a series of tax...
  • January 2007 Health Care News

    The January 2007 issue of Health Care News reports on legislative efforts in California, Illinois, and New York City to address the alleged dangers of snack foods, soda, and candy. On page 1:...
  • October 2006 Health Care News

    The October 2006 issue of Health Care News highlights good and bad proposals for improving access to health insurance, including deregulation the health insurance market, imposing universal health...
  • September 2006 Health Care News

    The September 2006 issue of Health Care News highlights technology in health care, including the Health Information Technology Promotion Act of 2006 (H.R. 4157) and efforts by national and regional...
  • August 2006 Health Care News

    The August 2006 issue of Health Care News reports on a flurry of end-of-session health care activity in Congress as well as Connecticut, Kentucky, New Jersey, and several states considering 'fair...
  • June 2006 Health Care News

    The June 2006 issue of Health Care News addresses the major health care policy debates of the day. On page 1: how some seniors have found substantial savings in the Medicare prescription drug plan...