The April 2006 issue of Health Care News highlights government efforts to address obesity. An article by Devon Herrick of the National Center for Policy Analysis suggests government's proper role is limited, while Christie Herrera of the American Legislative Exchange Council confirms that by describing anti-obesity bills that have failed recently in state legislatures.
On page 1:
- the National Governors Association's Winter 2006 meeting focused on health care issues;
- Americans hold almost $1 billion in their HSA funds;
- a new study suggests California has been over-estimating the number of uninsured in the state; and
- the Canadian International Pharmacy Association suggests the Medicare prescription drug benefit is cutting seniors' demand for drugs imported from Canada.
Also in this issue: McDonald's launches new nutrition labeling; a federal bill could create national food labeling standards; President George W. Bush calls for HSAs and other market-based reform of health care; and transparency, Internet pharmacies, evidence based medicine, and more.
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