Policy Documents

February 2006 Health Care News (PDF)

edited by Susan Konig –
February 1, 2006

The February 2006 issue of Health Care News reports that a federal judge has rejected a District of Columbia law that would have imposed price controls on prescription drugs. Also on page 1:

  • the U.S. Senate has approved an electronic health records bill;


  • the American College of Emergency Physicians has released a state-by-state report on the status of emergency medicine in the U.S.; and


  • a task force expected to report in October with recommendations for addressing health care access and affordability in Illinois has met just four times and seems uninterested in consumer-driven reforms.

Also in this issue: electronic health records, advice from the AMA for a healthy new year, long-term care regulations in Michigan, consumer-driven health care, the Medicare drug benefit, health savings accounts, and more.