Health Care News : Issue Archive

  • January 2008 Health Care News

    The January 2008 issue of Health Care News features an evaluation of health care reform proposals offered by the leading presidential candidates. On page 1: Health policy advisors to the...
  • December 2007 Health Care News

    The December 2007 issue of Health Care News reports on the House's successful effort to defeat an attempt to override President George W. Bush's SCHIP expansion veto. Also on page 1: The U.S....
  • November 2007 Health Care News

    The November 2007 issue of Health Care News reports on new efforts to require pharmaceutical firms to disclose gifts to physicians and make hospital pricing policies more transparent. On page 1:...
  • September 2007 Health Care News

    The September 2007 issue of Health Care News addresses a wide range of "hot" health policy topics. On page 1: A controversial health insurance mandate--to be funded by a record $15.2 billion...
  • August 2007 Health Care News

    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...
  • July 2007 Health Care News

    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...
  • June 2007 Health Care News

    The June 2007 issue of Health Care News reports that the U.S. Census Bureau has acknowledged it over-counted the number of persons uninsured in the U.S. And, according to J.P. Wieske and Merrill...
  • April 2007 Health Care News

    The April 2007 issue of Health Care News highlights the Congressional Budget Office's late-January report showing the Medicare Part D prescription drug program will cost about $136 billion less than...
  • March 2007 Health Care News

    The March 2007 issue of Health Care News reports on insurance mandates in California and Massachusetts ... and questions how mandates will solve the problem of the health care-uninsured when they...
  • February 2007 Health Care News

    The February 2007 issue of Health Care News opens with a report on the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006, signed by President George W. Bush on December 20. The law creates a series of tax...
  • January 2007 Health Care News

    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:...
  • October 2006 Health Care News

    The October 2006 issue of Health Care News highlights good and bad proposals for improving access to health insurance, including deregulation the health insurance market, imposing universal health...
  • September 2006 Health Care News

    The September 2006 issue of Health Care News highlights technology in health care, including the Health Information Technology Promotion Act of 2006 (H.R. 4157) and efforts by national and regional...
  • August 2006 Health Care News

    The August 2006 issue of Health Care News reports on a flurry of end-of-session health care activity in Congress as well as Connecticut, Kentucky, New Jersey, and several states considering 'fair...
  • June 2006 Health Care News

    The June 2006 issue of Health Care News addresses the major health care policy debates of the day. On page 1: how some seniors have found substantial savings in the Medicare prescription drug plan...
  • May 2006 Health Care News

    The May 2006 issue of Health Care News features an exclusive report on the reaction of free-market health care advocates to Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's plan for "near-universal" health insurance...
  • April 2006 Health Care News

    The April 2006 issue of Health Care News highlights government efforts to address obesity. An article by Devon Herrick of the National Center for Policy Analysis suggests government's proper role is...
  • November 2005 Health Care News

    The November 2004 issue of Health Care News opens with an article by Peter Pitts, director of the Center for Medicines in the Public Interest and senior health policy fellow for the Pacific Research...
  • October 2005 Health Care News

    The October issue of Health Care News spotlights the private sector's response to the Hurricane Katrina relief effort; corporate aid neared $100 million in cash and millions more in medicine, medical...
  • June 2005 Health Care News

    The June 2005 issue of Health Care News features prescription drug pricing in three articles addressing drug importation from Canada, private initiatives aimed at improving access to prescription...
  • May 2005 Health Care News

    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...
  • April 2005 Health Care News

    The April 2005 issue of Health Care News highlights the legal status of benefits paid by employers to retirees up to and after their eligibility for Medicare coverage. The controversial matter is...
  • March 2005 Health Care News

    Page 1 of the March issue of Health Care News addresses new headline-grabbing claims that half of all bankruptcies in the U.S. are caused by medical problems. Greg Scandlen of the Galen Institute...
  • February 2005 Health Care News

    The February 2005 issue of Health Care News offers several articles addressing the ongoing debate over prescription drug importation. Canadian officials say they plan to stop importation into the U.S...
  • January 2005 Health Care News

    The January 2005 issue opens with a look at what's likely to be on the Bush administration's and Congress's 2005 health care agenda. John Desser , a vice president of Jefferson Government Relations...