The August 2007 issue of Health Care News features a two-page centerspread highlighting the advantages of free markets over socialism in providing health care services. On page 1:
- Under a law signed by Gov. Charlie Crist, Florida elementary schoolchildren will participate in 150 minutes of physical education each week.
- In May, the U.S. Senate approved a bill that would permit the importation of foreign prescription drugs if the U.S. Health and Human Services Department certifies them safe.
- In early May, the Illinois State Medical Society announced it will lobby for state and federal laws to monitor retail health clinics.
- Connecticut Gov. M. Jodi Rell signed into law a measure that will require hospitals to provide emergency contraception, even if doing so violates their religious principles.
Also in this issue: HPV vaccine, Alzheimer's Disease, midwifery, retail health clinics, malaria, price transparency, HSAs, a two-part primer for health reform, regulation prescription drugs, evidence-based medicine, and more. Dr. John Dale Dunn reviews Crisis of Abundance--Rethinking How We Pay for Health Care, which he notes "offers sensible analysis and proposals for solutions."
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