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Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Health Policy: L.A. Times Editorials

Courtesy of the Harvard World Health News:

Shopping for Health Care...
(Feb. 6, 2006)
"In recent years, most politicians have talked about health care reform as though there is a one-size-fits-all solution out there that we haven't thought of before. There isn't. The president should be commended for seeking to make the economics of medical treatment more efficient. But that must be tied to social programs that can help those on the margins. Extending refundable tax credits for health insurance to the working poor would be a good start."

... As the Bills Come Due
(Feb. 6, 2006)
"The disastrous implementation of the new federal prescription drug benefit has cost the states hundreds of millions of dollars, as they have had to foot the bill for millions of low-income seniors and the disabled who have been left without coverage. But as the states and the federal government argue over reimbursement terms, a far larger battle looms over the troubled new program."

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