Washington Health Policy Week in Review Archive

Washington Health Policy Week in Review is a weekly newsletter that offers selected stories from the daily newsletter CQ HealthBeat.

  • October 22, 2007 Issue
Clinton Says She Took Wrong Turn on Health Care in '93

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York said her health care proposal provides a "sensible, centrist" approach to achieving universal coverage, and that if elected president, she would work closely with Congress to craft legislation, conceding that the White House task force that assembled her 1993 health care plan was the wrong approach.

Costs High in Medicare Drug Program, Democrats Say

Delivering the Medicare drug benefit through the private sector has done more to enrich the profits of insurers and pharmaceutical companies than to save seniors and taxpayers money, according to a report released by the Democratic staff of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

House Fails to Override Bush's Veto of Children's Health Bill

The House failed to override President Bush's veto of legislation to expand a children's health insurance program, despite weeks of pressure from Democrats and outside advocacy groups. The tally was 273-156, or 13 votes short of the two-thirds majority needed to override the president's Oct. 3 veto of the bill (HR 976).

Report: State of Women's Health Poor Nationwide

The health of women in America is unsatisfactory, and compared with three years ago, it's growing worse, according to the latest "report card" on women's health released by the National Women's Law Center.

Report Recommends Mixed Approach for Universal Coverage

Health care overhaul that incorporates both private and public insurance is the best approach to achieve universal coverage, according to a report released by The Commonwealth Fund Commission on a High Performance Health System.

Senate Finance Panel Struggles to Find Offsets for Medicare Package

Senate Finance Committee members met to discuss a Medicare package that could include payment cuts to Medicare Advantage plans and prevent a scheduled 10 percent payment cut to Medicare physicians, among other provisions.

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