May 2002 Health Care News

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May, 2002
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The May issue of Health Care News reports how grassroots activists from Maryland to Oregon are taking on legislative proposals for pharmaceutical price controls and supplemental rebate programs ... and winning. Also on page one, Managing Editor Conrad F. Meier describes the threats to privacy and civil liberties presented by the controversial Model Emergency Health Powers Act, and Assistant Editor Merrill Matthews reports growing support for tax credits as a way to make insurance more affordable and accessible to the currently uninsured. Other articles in this issue include: a special report on high-tech health care; Canada's abysmal health technology record; the government's new war on obesity; and President George W. Bush's dubious decision to endorse looser federal health care privacy rules. (download PDF)

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