Daschle Tells Lab Executives to Expect Cost Cuts as Part of Health Reform

Ex-Senate Majority Leader Predicts Democrats Will Aggressively Push Reform In recent weeks, laboratory professionals got a ringside seat to hear a true Washington insider discuss key issues in healthcare reform. Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, told lab industry executives and pathologists that Congress faces three significant hurdles as it attempts to reform the healthcare system. The first—and perhaps most significant—hurdle involves costs, he said. Daschle is currently a...

New Insights on America’s 46 Million Uninsured People

Probably the single most publicized healthcare statistic is “46 million uninsured Americans.” But who are these people? I’ll bet you don’t know, for a simple reason. Television and newspaper stories almost never explain where the 46 million uninsured number originated, nor how it was calculated. Thus, an essay in last week’s Wall Street Journal was enlightening. Titled “What Do We Know about the Uninsured?”, it was written by William Snyder, a policy...
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