The October issue of Health Care News spotlights the private sector's response to the Hurricane Katrina relief effort; corporate aid neared $100 million in cash and millions more in medicine, medical personnel, and other products and services.
Also on page 1:
- The federal government's Medicaid Advisory Commission voted in August on six recommendations designed to save more than $10 billion over the next five years;
- Aetna has made available online to its policyholders information on the prices it has negotiated with in-network doctors; and
- South Carolina has proposed to restructure its Medicaid program into a defined contributio system similar to health plans in the private market.
Also in this issue: new flu vaccine, individual health insurance, drug importation, nurse practitioners, reducing nutritional disease, health savings accounts, and more.
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