Vol. 9, No. 10 October 2000

Immunization Alert

The nation’s immunization system — especially with regard to adults — is in need of an overhaul before it collapses. Deadly, costly epidemics could be the alternative.

Cover Story

Did Clinton Get His Way?

The president’s failed effort to overhaul health care was just a first-round failure. Some of what he pushed is now real. And the rest? It depends on what your definition of “is” is.

Kindness to Physicians Pays Off

Integris Health’s owned physician practices were in a financial tailspin until it asked doctors what they wanted.

Q&A: Making the Case for Managed Care

Steven B. Epstein, J.D., founder of a major health law practice, says better care will never be hammered out in courts. Instead, physicians and health plans should seek common ground.

Who Should Get Flu Vaccine Priority?

The largest Medicaid managed care plan in Colorado describes how it identifies at-risk members.


Editor’s Memo

Clinton plan redux.

News and Commentary

‘Do Something,’ Voters Say, But Just What, They’re Not Sure
Diabetes Cases Up 33 Percent In Just 8 Years
Employer-based coverage up in strong economy [charts]
Managing Health More Important Than Minding Cost?
Physicians Praise New Aetna Stance On Kids’ Vaccines
Large HMOs Do Well While Small Ones Slide
Headlines on Deadline …

Washington Watch

Quick fix for Medicare+Choice?

State Initiatives

Better medical-error reporting.

Compensation Monitor

Who makes what under capitation. [charts]

Systems & Software

Focus on two computer systems that help physician-practice efficiency.


Tobacco settlement skews priorities.


HEDIS tracks care for chronically ill. [charts]

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