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    Health Care

    What It Takes: Three Keys to Successful Health Care Reform
    By Sarah Bianchi
    If Congress and the administration get these three key issues wrong, the health reform effort will come up short, no matter what happens to the public plan.

    Health System Modernization Will Reduce the Deficit
    By David M. Cutler
    Health care will be the major challenge to the federal budget in coming decades, with rising health costs accounting for nearly all of the expected increase in government spending relative to gross domestic product.



    Consumer Empowerment

    What It Takes: Three Keys to Successful Health Care Reform
    By Sarah Bianchi

    Recommendation for Electronic Health Records and Patient Privacy Protection in the Stimulus Bill

    Health Courts for Medical Justice
    By David B. Kendall

    Reinventing Health Care -- The Role of States
    By David Osborne

    Health Care Costs and Malpractice Reform
    By David Kendall

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    Medicare & Medicaid

    Town Squares for Aging
    By David M. Dunkelman, J.D., M.S., Sam Gill, and Marc Dunkelman

    Health System Modernization Will Reduce the Deficit
    By David M. Cutler

    New Dem of the Week: Joe Manchin

    New Dem of the Week: Sheldon Whitehouse

    Idea of the Week: Fixing, Not Just Cutting, Medicaid

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    Long-Term Care

    Improving Chronic Care in Medicare
    By Jeff Lemieux

    Medicare Reform: Don't Forget Chronic Care
    By Megan Burns, Jeff Lemieux, and Matt Alpert

    Declaring War on Chronic Illness
    By David B. Kendall

    Healthy Aging v. Chronic Illness: Preparing Medicare for the New Health Care Challenge
    By David B. Kendall, Kerry Tremain, Jeff Lemieux, and S. Robert Levine, M.D.

    What's Your Plan?
    By Eric B. Schnurer

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    The Uninsured

    Reinventing Health Care: The Role of the States
    By David Osborne

    Health Reform that Pays for Itself
    By David B. Kendall

    New Dem of the Week: Martin O'Malley

    Health Coverage for All
    By Katie Donohue and David Kendall

    Bush's Dishonest Case For Vetoing S-CHIP

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    Research & Technology

    Leprosy rates have dropped by 95 percent since 1985.

    Childhood HIV rates are starting to fall.

    Conquering Childhood Cancer
    By Andrea Northup, Kunal Kothari, and David B. Kendall

    Three Steps Toward a Health Information Network

    Building a Health Information Network
    By David B. Kendall

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