PATIENTS’ RIGHTS: The Artful Compromise
Despite having acknowledged that health care was not his primary legislative concern this year, Governor Gray Davis and his staff recently spent a month of intense negotiations with industry and consumer representatives concerned about the future of managed care. California Healthline columnist Jeff Stryker takes a look at the winnowing of dozens of proposals into a handful of bills - - an artful compromise that stands to give consumers more rights without putting insurers out of business. You can access Stryker's Corner at http://www.chcf.org/features/index.html.
Stryker's Corner is a regular Monday feature in California Healthline. Columnist Jeff Stryker takes readers behind the headlines, with in-depth articles, guest editorials and interviews with California newsmakers. Click here for more on Stryker and this feature.
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