The May 2005 issue of Health Care News features articles on the impact of mandates on health insurance costs, "renting" versus owning insurance, and a classic essay from 1993: Heartland President Joseph Bast's "What Hunger Insurance Could Teach Us about Health Insurance."
Page 1 of the May issue reports:
- consumers will be hurt if Congress extends the 2003 moratorium on specialty hospitals;
- efforts are underway in Vermont to adopt a government-run single-payer health care program;
- physicians are cautiously optimistic about the positive effect tort reform has had in Ohio, Texas, and West Virginia; and
- federal government officials overstated the health dangers of obesity, attracting investigations by the Wall Street Journal, Government Accountability Office, and Center for Consumer Freedom.
Also in this issue: prescription drug importation, stem cell research, long-term care, nutritional diseases, Medicaid, and consumer-driven health care.
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