Although four fifths of the nation's children are fully immunized, tens of thousands of adults die each year from diseases preventable by vaccination.
As a whole, the plan unceremoniously crashed and burned. But it still frames state and national debate about health policy, thus affecting the evolution of managed care.
One hospital system accepted the general wisdom a few years ago by acquiring physician practices. Now it bucks the new wisdom by holding on to them.
This pioneering medical legal authority says health plans and physicians should stop fighting over scraps the government throws them.