May 2011 - Health Care News

Issue Date: 
May, 2011
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The May issue of Health Care News reports that Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is reconsidering legislation that would have mandated the creation of a health insurance exchange in the state. Tea Party activists in the state said passage of the law would jeopardize court challenges to Obamacare.

Also in this issue:

  • Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is considering a plan, aimed at addressing a looming $1.4 billion budget deficit, to freeze enrollment in the state’s Medicaid program.
  • “These guys from the Harvard School of Public Health have done more damage in medicine than you can shake a stick at,” says an economist about proposals for single-payer health care in V ermont.
  • More than one hundred people have been indicted on charges of fraudulent activities in Medicare, costing millions of dollars.
  • Consumer groups and medical device makers say the new government auction system for devices was built without consulting experts.* A new study from the Pioneer Institute says there are better alternatives than price controls for fixing Massachusetts’s health care system.
  • Concern is rising among health professionals about lack of protections for doctors’ freedom to act according to their conscience during implementation of Obamacare.
  • Innovative new methods for personalized medicine – treatment tailored specifically to you – are running into regulatory hurdles.

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