Headlines: August 20, 2009
by Ted Hutchinson, Publications Director
We start today with an interesting debate on health care reform; the issue at hand is whether President Obama erred in letting Congress take the lead in proposing concrete reforms. The four respondents in the debate all have interesting points of view.
This op-ed piece is also fairly interesting, and virtually reeks of common sense. It is a plea to make health insurance plans more readable for the average person.
This is a complex article that addresses the question of whether poorer nations will still have access to generic drugs if there is health care reform in the US, or if concessions made to pharmaceutical companies will end that benefit. Important stuff.
Finally, here is a solid feature from the New York Times on palliative care. The story doesn’t have a ton of new material in it for the specialist, but it contains very useful information for the layperson.
As always, I also want to remind readers that I am always looking for interesting headlines related to Law, Medicine, and Ethics. If you have a tip, please feel free to leave it in the comment section or email me at email@example.com.
Hope you all have a good day!