The July 2007 issue of Health Care News explains how government regulations--high loss ratios for insurance companies and mental health parity mandates, for example--can undermine the affordability of health insurance and keep more people uninsured. An article by J.P. Wieske and Merrill Matthews offers better ways to address the needs of the uninsured.
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- Congress is one step closer to passing the Food and Drug Administration Revitalization Act, which would give the FDA more authority in handling approval and monitoring of prescription drugs.
- Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle has unveiled a new health initiative to replace the state’s embattled SeniorCare program.
- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services hopes to adopt a national electronic medical records infrastructure within a year.
- In the closing hours of its 2007 session, the Indiana General Assembly nearly doubled the state’s cigarette tax to help pay for Gov. Mitch Daniels’ health care plan.
Also in this issue: stem cell research, hospital-acquired infections, the cost of health care reform in Massachusetts, breaking the FDA monopoly, retiree benefits, and more.
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