April 2005 Health Care News

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April, 2005
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The April 2005 issue of Health Care News highlights the legal status of benefits paid by employers to retirees up to and after their eligibility for Medicare coverage. The controversial matter is before a federal judge in Pennsylvania.

Other Page 1 stories address genomics research in Minnesota, medical marijuana in New Mexico, and efforts by states to restrict the sale of medical discount cards.

The centerspread features a summary of final rules for the 2006 Medicare drug benefit, written by Ed McClain, senior citizen advocate for Golden Rule Insurance Company.

Also in this issue:

  • we launch a new series on reducing your risks for heart disease, stroke, type-2 diabetes, and obesity, by public health scientists Alice Ottoboni and Fred Ottoboni, authors of The Modern Nutritional Diseases;
  • Heartland President Joseph L. Bast pays tribute to Conrad Meier, Heartland senior fellow and editor emeritus of Health Care News, who died unexpectedly in March; plus
  • the costs and benefits of preventive medicine, tax laws and consumer-driven health care, and more.

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