The September 2007 issue of Health Care News addresses a wide range of "hot" health policy topics. On page 1:
- A controversial health insurance mandate--to be funded by a record $15.2 billion payroll tax increase--passed the Wisconsin Senate 18-15 on June 26, less than 24 hours after its introduction.
- The Illinois All Kids health care program is attracting illegal immigrants to the state, critics say.
- Montgomery County, Maryland became the first county in the U.S. to ban artificial trans fats for most foods sold in restaurants and prepared-food sections of supermarkets.
- A study released by the Cato Institute finds the Massachusetts' health insurance mandate to be mostly "bad, ugly."
Also in this issue: SCHIP, identity theft, electronic medical records, price transparency, drug piracy, tobacco harm reduction, and more. Heartland Science Director Jay Lehr reviews Bulls Don't Blush, Bears Don't Lie by Barry Asmus; Dr. Arnold Glueck reviews Michael Moore's new film, Sicko; and Dr. John Dale Dunn reviews Paper Kills--Transforming Health and Healthcare with Information Technology, published by Newt Gingrich's Center for Health Transformation.
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