Health reform shouldn't mean end of compassionate care

While President Clinton's call to compassion for the uninsured and underinsured is laudable, the true measure of compassion in his or any other government regulated health care plan needs to be carefully weighed.Health care in the United States has often been noted for its humanitarian efforts, which have included the donation of services and supplies, treatment of the poor and care given to our neighbors around the world whose needs cannot be met in their own countries

Marc Tucker And The NCEE Advise Hillary On Education And Labor Training

The following letter was retyped from the original for clarity. Marc Tucker is President of the National Center on Education and the Economy (NCEE) and the original letter is typed on NCEE letterhead. The letterhead includes a list of the NCEE Board of Trustees, one of whom is Hillary Clinton. It has been reproduced from the CPR for Families site.

What Privacy?

The federal medical privacy rule went into effect on April 14, 2003. There is no reason to celebrate. Despite the flurry of privacy notices and the irksome new obstacles to normal patient-doctor interactions, private medical records have not been protected from peering eyes. Instead, the federal government has authorized 600,000 clinics, hospitals, insurers and data processing companies to dig deep into the private lives of more than 280 million individuals. And for the most part, patients won't even be allowed to know who's doing the digging.