June 2006 Health Care News

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June, 2006
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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;
  • why a hospital bed tax proposed by New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine is meeting fierce opposition;
  • why Wisconsin policymakers think it will take a change in governorship before HSA contributions are made tax deductible; and
  • how the Asheville Disease Management project has become a model for the nation.

Also in this issue: health care reform proposals in California, Illinois, and Massachusetts; telemedicine; the need for portable, personal health insurance; stem cell research; childhood obesity; small business health plans considered in Congress; and Greg Scandlen's review of new reports calling for consumer choice in health care.

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