Administration To Release New HIV/AIDS Strategy
As a presidential candidate, Barack Obama promised greater focus on HIV/AIDS but the effort was postponed as the administration wrestled with other issues.
The Immediate Effects Of The Health Reform Bill
A number of provisions in the health bill would take effect within a few months. The question for Democrats is whether promoting the early changes will help them in November.
Analysis Of Medicare Costs Knocks McAllen, Texas, Off Its Expensive Perch
An independent advisory board has a new way to evaluate geographical differences in Medicare spending. Now, McAllen, Texas is no longer considered as one of the top two expensive areas in the country.
Medicare Experiments To Curb Costs Seldom Implemented on a Broad Scale
Successful demonstration projects are often derailed by objections from hospitals, doctors and other providers —
What The House Health Bill Says About End-Of-Life Care
Section 1233 of the health overhaul bill approved by three House committees has been the subject of great debate. We present the language as written in the bill itself.
The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee continues to plow through hundreds of amendments as it works on its health overhaul bill. Here’s a short selection of amendments, which show a wide range of interests and concerns, and are pending unless otherwise marked.
New Yorker Article Sparks Strong Reaction
Surgeon and author Atul Gawande’s recent article in The New Yorker is generating intense discussion about the cost of medicine and exerting a powerful influence over the health reform debate.
People young and old crowd the hallway outside the locked door of the Arlington Free Clinic. They grip small pieces of paper that will determine whether they get in — or give up and go home.