Policy Documents

November 2006 Health Care News

edited by Karla Dial –
November 1, 2006

The November 2006 issue of Health Care News addresses a wide range of key health policy issues. On page 1:


  • The Centers for Disease Control has recommended doctors include HIV tests in routine medical care for all Americans between the ages of 13 and 64.



  • California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed a bill that would have launched a single-payer, universal insurance mandate.



  • Doctors in North Carolina are offering low-cost fee-for-service care and making house calls.



  • Five major food companies have announced they will change the products they sell in school vending machines to reduce their fat, sugar, and sodium content.


Also in this issue: hospitals and specialty hospitals, mandatory insurance, retail-based health clinics, obesity, HSAs in Congress, prescription drug buying on the Web, embryonic stem cell research, long-term care, and more.