Medicare:The managed care program isn't working the way Congress intended. Congress:Legislators begin their effort to curb medical errors. Reimbursement:HCFA corrects the way it calculates annual changes to physician payments. Bureaucracy:Do the dead really need Medicare? Legislation: Stark's newest idea: Eliminate the freebies doctors get from drug companies. Data Watch: Adding up the pain and suffering from managed care.
What you'll miss most--and least--about the 20th centuryDecember 20th 1999
You'll lament your fleeting youth, and you long for the quainter, kinder days of medicine. But you won't miss the diseases that we've conquered, and you're hopeful that a new era will bring more cures for patients--and fewer hassles for doctors.