Health Care News : Issue Archive

  • January 2005 Health Care News

    The January 2005 issue opens with a look at what's likely to be on the Bush administration's and Congress's 2005 health care agenda. John Desser , a vice president of Jefferson Government Relations...
  • December 2004 Health Care News

    The December 2004 issue of Health Care News features page 1 coverage of a successful defense in Congress against two attempts to prohibit funding for or otherwise restrict Health Savings Accounts (...
  • October 2004 Health Care News

    The October issue of Health Care News features the final installment in our series documenting how eight states have destroyed their individual health insurance markets with community rating and...
  • September 2004 Health Care News

    The September issue of Health Care News features the seventh in our eight-state series of case studies, this one addressing New Hampshire--where elected officials have repealed community rating and...
  • August 2004 Health Care News

    Pfizer Inc., the nation’s largest manufacturer of prescription drugs, announced plans in July to substantially reduce prices for its drugs for all people without health insurance. That news tops the...
  • June 2004 Health Care News

    The June issue of Health Care News features the fifth in the newspaper's series on how states have destroyed their health insurance markets. The June case study is of Washington State, which in 1993...
  • May 2004 Health Care News

    The May issue of Health Care News highlights an insurance reform measure Kentucky Governor Ernie Fletcher poised on April 2. Since 1994, Kentucky’s insurance market has been “reformed” half-a-dozen...
  • April 2004 Health Care News

    The April issue of Health Care News features several articles on health savings accounts (HSAs), the most promising element of the Medicare reform measure signed by President George W. Bush in...
  • March 2004 Health Care News

    In the second of an eight-part series, the March issue of Health Care News reports how Vermont has destroyed its health insurance market with guaranteed issue and community rating mandates. While...
  • February 2004 Health Care News

    The February 2004 issue of Health Care News launches a series of articles describing how community rating and guaranteed issue have destroyed the individual insurance markets in eight states. New...
  • January 2004 Health Care News

    The January 2004 issue of Health Care News carries extensive coverage of two key health policy topics: the Medicare reform package signed by President George W. Bush in late November, and...
  • November 2003 Health Care News

    The November 2003 issue of Health Care News offers a special report on the public safety, legal, and economic implications of prescription drug importation. Reporter Steve Stanek covers Illinois...
  • October 2003 Health Care News

    The October 2003 issue of Health Care News reports on state-specific health care happenings in several states: malpractice reform in Florida, lawmakers’ debate over universal health in Illinois, the...
  • August 2003 Health Care News

    The June signing of Maine’s new universal health care plan--Dirigo Health--was met with criticism across the country and tops page 1 of the August issue of Health Care News. Experts interviewed for...
  • July 2003 Health Care News

    The Senate began debate June 16 on a $400 billion Medicare reform proposal the politicians are calling “landmark.” Experts interviewed for the July issue of Health Care News, however, say the measure...
  • May 2003 Health Care News

    The May 2003 issue of Health Care News features an analysis by Nina Owcharenko and Robert E. Moffit of the Bush health care plan and how it helps address the problem of the uninsured. The Heritage...
  • March 2003 Health Care News

    The March 2003 issue of Health Care News offers articles addressing the key health care topics of the day: long-term care. Stephen Moses of the Center For Long-Term Care Financing summarizes the...
  • April 2003 Health Care News

    The April 2003 issue of Health Care News features centerspread coverage of the health care reform positions--or, in some cases, non-positions--staked out by six Democrats testing the waters for a...
  • February 2003 Health Care News

    The February 2003 issue of Health Care News offers articles explaining why reform of the nation’s health care system is so important, and also how free-market reforms offer the most promise for...
  • January 2003 Health Care News

    The January 2003 issue of Health Care News features Page 1 coverage of state efforts to protect physicians from excessive jury verdicts and related malpractice insurance costs. While the U.S. Senate...
  • December 2002 Health Care News

    The December issue of Health Care News documents voter support on November 5 for free-market health care reform. Managing Editor Conrad F. Meier offers a page-one report on the stunning defeat of...
  • November 2002 Health Care News

  • September 2002 Health Care News

    The September 2002 issue of Health Care News reports a potential breakthrough for free-market approaches to health care policy: Provisions in the Trade Adjustment Assistance Act would provide $100...
  • August 2002 Health Care News

    A federal tax opinion issued on June 26 by the Internal Revenue Service is expected to encourage employers nationwide to adopt a type of consumer-driven health insurance that will give their...
  • June 2002 Health Care News

    According to Twila Brase and Conrad Meier, writing for the June 2002 issue of Health Care News, grassroots activism has made Minnesota and Missouri the latest states to backpedal from the...