December 2007 Health Care News

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December, 2007
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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. Senate unanimously passed a resolution asking the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to reconsider its July decision not to pay for anemia drugs.
  • A Minnesota law requiring pharmaceutical companies to disclose financial connections to medical practitioners is stirring controversy.
  • Maine's uninsured rate did not improve significantly between 2003 and 2006 despite a universal health care initiative passed in 2003.

Also in this issue: European health care, interstate insurance, childhood obesity, health savings accounts, medical errors, politics and prescription drugs, junk science, Hillary Clinton's health care plan, and more. Dr. John Dale Dunn reviews Making Medicaid Work: A Practical Guide for Transforming Medicaid, which he says misses an opportunity to suggest real reforms. "It offers better color schemes for the staterooms and new deck chairs," he writes.

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