STRYKER’S CORNER: Bill Of Rights Or Bill Of Goods?
Today's edition of Stryker's Corner features a look at state and federal consumer protections for managed care patients embodied in various "Patients' Bills of Rights." More than forty states have enacted some type of consumer protection; President Clinton says the result is a "patchwork of reforms" that leaves 140 million Americans without basic protection. While some applaud his call for a federal "Patients' Bill of Rights," others accuse him of currying favor by HMO bashing, an increasingly popular political sport.
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Stryker's Corner will be a regular Monday feature in California Healthline. Columnist Jeff Stryker will take readers behind the headlines, with in-depth articles and guest editorials. In addition, beginning in April, Stryker's Corner will feature interviews with California newsmakers, available in both Real Audio and interview transcripts. Click here for more on Stryker and this new feature.
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