March 2008 Health Care News

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March, 2008
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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:

  • California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez have reached agreement on a health insurance mandate that will go to voters in November if approved by the state legislature.
  • Health policy analysts questioned the recommendations of a Commonwealth Fund report recommending government-mandated health insurance.
  • A new report from the National Center for Policy Analysis says telemedicine can remedy several of the problems currently plaguing the health care industry.
  • In response to presidential vetoes, Congress has set aside action on the State Children's Health Insurance Program and Medicare until at least the middle of 2008.

Also in this issue: government intervention proposed for Colorado and Michigan, specialty hospitals, walk-in clinics, "play or pay" in San Francisco, transparency, Massachusetts, low-dose radiation, cancer treatment, and more.

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