IN THIS ISSUE

Q&A
The director of California's Department of Managed Health Care sees problems if high-deductible plans replace the state's 'delegated model.'
David Adler
Can commercial health plans learn from Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plans that have four or more formulary levels?
Legislation & Regulation
John Carroll
Wal-Mart laws aside, many factors converge to steer legislatures away from being too intrusive
Medication Management
Martin Sipkoff
The finance department and pharmacy are not speaking the same language. This model might just bridge that divide.
Ethics
Michael S. Victoroff, MD
Defining noxious people as 'sick' distinguishes them socially from sinners, criminals, and scoundrels
Tomorrow's Medicine
Thomas Morrow, MD
As another treatment for pulmonary hypertension nears approval, insurers should adopt a stepped-care approach
Employer Update
Lola Butcher
Health plans and employers are convinced that improving quality will save money. This time, they think they've got the data.
News and Commentary