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    • Health Care Special 2004 Issue - 19 Articles
    • Publisher's Note, pp. 6-8
    • Perspective, pp. 9-12
      Medical services must be rationed, but in a sensible way
    • First Person, pp. 13-22
      A doctor discovers the values of old-fashioned treatment; A patient weighs the costs of...
    • Washington Notebook, pp. 23-26
      The Bay State is falling behind in targeted research dollars
    • Civic Sense, pp. 27-29
      Anticipation and anxiety in our health care economy
    • Inquiries, pp. 30-38
      Boston's Tom Menino walks the walk on health policy; what to do about racial disparitie...
    • Head Count, p. 39
      Where hospital beds are in short supply
    • Statistically Significant, pp. 40-42
      A century of healthy bestsellers; the skinny on childbirth trends; east versus west in ...
    • State of the States, pp. 43-46
      Insurance coverage in the workplace; the spread of community health care centers; colle...
    • Innovations, pp. 47-52
      It's Maine's turn to try being the first state with health coverage for everyone
    • Mass. Media, pp. 53-55
      Scare stories about health issues leave us worse for the wear
    • Articles
    • Unmanaged Care, pp. 56-67
      Costs are up and quality is in question. Is there a doctor in the house?
    • Being Ron Preston, pp. 68-75
      The state's human-services chief knows how to shake things up, but can he solve the hea...
    • Understanding Medicaid, pp. 76-85
      The single biggest program run by the state is only getting bigger, but some see it as ...
    • Supply and Demands, pp. 86-93
      We're going to need more of them than ever, but nurses are becoming increasingly scarce
    • Discussion
    • Argument, pp. 94-95
      Health insurance should be guaranteed by the state Constitution
    • Counterpoint, pp. 96-98
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      Review (Review) , pp. 99-106
      How the marketing beast is taking away childhood in America
      1. Consuming Kids by Susan Linn
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