June 2008 Health Care News

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June, 2008
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The June 2008 issue of Health Care News highlights the failures of single-payer health care systems in Canada and Russia. On page 1:

  • A bill mandating nearly all Iowa children have health insurance is facing an uncertain future in the state legislature.
  • Health officials in Maryland are working with the state comptroller to identify children eligible for, but not enrolled in, the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP).
  • Health policy experts took advantage of Cover the Uninsured Week as an opportunity to discuss the causes and cures for that problem.
  • The American Medical Association has been promoting a reform plan in the state of New Hampshire that gets mixed reviews from policy analysts.

Also in this issue: reforms in Indiana and Massachusetts, health savings accounts, union organizing, presidential Hillary Clinton's health care plan, patent protections, e-health, insurance regulation, and child abuse.

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