Health Care News : Issue Archive

  • 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...
  • May 2006 Health Care News

    The May 2006 issue of Health Care News features an exclusive report on the reaction of free-market health care advocates to Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's plan for "near-universal" health insurance...
  • April 2006 Health Care News

    The April 2006 issue of Health Care News highlights government efforts to address obesity. An article by Devon Herrick of the National Center for Policy Analysis suggests government's proper role is...
  • November 2005 Health Care News

    The November 2004 issue of Health Care News opens with an article by Peter Pitts, director of the Center for Medicines in the Public Interest and senior health policy fellow for the Pacific Research...
  • October 2005 Health Care News

    The October issue of Health Care News spotlights the private sector's response to the Hurricane Katrina relief effort; corporate aid neared $100 million in cash and millions more in medicine, medical...
  • June 2005 Health Care News

    The June 2005 issue of Health Care News features prescription drug pricing in three articles addressing drug importation from Canada, private initiatives aimed at improving access to prescription...
  • May 2005 Health Care News

    The May 2005 issue of Health Care News features articles on the impact of mandates on health insurance costs, "renting" versus owning insurance, and a classic essay from 1993: Heartland President...
  • April 2005 Health Care News

    The April 2005 issue of Health Care News highlights the legal status of benefits paid by employers to retirees up to and after their eligibility for Medicare coverage. The controversial matter is...
  • March 2005 Health Care News

    Page 1 of the March issue of Health Care News addresses new headline-grabbing claims that half of all bankruptcies in the U.S. are caused by medical problems. Greg Scandlen of the Galen Institute...
  • February 2005 Health Care News

    The February 2005 issue of Health Care News offers several articles addressing the ongoing debate over prescription drug importation. Canadian officials say they plan to stop importation into the U.S...
  • January 2005 Health Care News

    The January 2005 issue opens with a look at what's likely to be on the Bush administration's and Congress's 2005 health care agenda. John Desser , a vice president of Jefferson Government Relations...
  • December 2004 Health Care News

    The December 2004 issue of Health Care News features page 1 coverage of a successful defense in Congress against two attempts to prohibit funding for or otherwise restrict Health Savings Accounts (...
  • October 2004 Health Care News

    The October issue of Health Care News features the final installment in our series documenting how eight states have destroyed their individual health insurance markets with community rating and...
  • September 2004 Health Care News

    The September issue of Health Care News features the seventh in our eight-state series of case studies, this one addressing New Hampshire--where elected officials have repealed community rating and...
  • August 2004 Health Care News

    Pfizer Inc., the nation’s largest manufacturer of prescription drugs, announced plans in July to substantially reduce prices for its drugs for all people without health insurance. That news tops the...
  • June 2004 Health Care News

    The June issue of Health Care News features the fifth in the newspaper's series on how states have destroyed their health insurance markets. The June case study is of Washington State, which in 1993...
  • May 2004 Health Care News

    The May issue of Health Care News highlights an insurance reform measure Kentucky Governor Ernie Fletcher poised on April 2. Since 1994, Kentucky’s insurance market has been “reformed” half-a-dozen...
  • April 2004 Health Care News

    The April issue of Health Care News features several articles on health savings accounts (HSAs), the most promising element of the Medicare reform measure signed by President George W. Bush in...
  • March 2004 Health Care News

    In the second of an eight-part series, the March issue of Health Care News reports how Vermont has destroyed its health insurance market with guaranteed issue and community rating mandates. While...
  • February 2004 Health Care News

    The February 2004 issue of Health Care News launches a series of articles describing how community rating and guaranteed issue have destroyed the individual insurance markets in eight states. New...
  • January 2004 Health Care News

    The January 2004 issue of Health Care News carries extensive coverage of two key health policy topics: the Medicare reform package signed by President George W. Bush in late November, and...
  • November 2003 Health Care News

    The November 2003 issue of Health Care News offers a special report on the public safety, legal, and economic implications of prescription drug importation. Reporter Steve Stanek covers Illinois...
  • October 2003 Health Care News

    The October 2003 issue of Health Care News reports on state-specific health care happenings in several states: malpractice reform in Florida, lawmakers’ debate over universal health in Illinois, the...