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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Himmelstein's healthcare law winners and losers

On WBUR's CommonHealth, Dr. David Himmelstein, an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and co-founder of Physicians for a National Health Program, lists winners and losers in the first year of the state's new healthcare law.

His winners: health insurance firms, very poor citizens, hospitals that serve few of the uninsured and "politicians who are posing as innovative leaders."

His losers: uninsured immigrants, safety net hospitals and clinics, low-income patients, and "the American public who are once again being taken down a health reform blind alley."

Posted by Elizabeth Cooney at 09:32 AM
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