The January 2007 issue of Health Care News reports on legislative efforts in California, Illinois, and New York City to address the alleged dangers of snack foods, soda, and candy.
On page 1:
- According to a study on medical care in Canada, released by the Fraser Institute, "waiting times are the legacy of a medical system offering low expectations cloaked in lofty rhetoric."
- According to a new survey, 44 percent of Americans are satisfied with the quality of health care in the country, but just 18 percent are satisfied with its cost.
- Wal-Mart's drug discount program has increased competition and lowered prices across the country.
- New York City has banned trans fatty acids from the city's restaurants and will require restaurants to post calorie counts on menus and menu boards.
Also in this issue: the future of health policy in a new Congress, means-testing Medicare, on-site clinics, a more consumer-friendly Medicare, the tobacco master settlement agreement, long-term care, and more. David Salvo reviews The Cure: How Capitalism Can Save American Health Care, by Dr. David Gratzer.
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