Table of Contents: March 2011

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Volume 107, Number 3 – March 2011

COVER STORY (pages 18-25)

The Price of Prevention
Supporters of the Affordable Care Act hope one of its provisions will reduce Americans' mortality and morbidity from cancer, smoking, obesity, vaccine-preventable illnesses, and other diseases. The law requires health plans to cover an array of preventive care services without charging copayments, coinsurance fees, or deductibles. By Ken Ortolon

PUBLIC HEALTH (pages 27-36)

Bad Science
Critics say vaccine "study" harms public health. By Crystal Conde


Spreading the Pain
Budget slashes Medicaid, public health. By Ken Ortolon


Have a Plan
TMA offers a policy manual. By Crystal Conde

LAW (pages 51-55)

Discretionary Clauses Banned
TMA helps eliminate unfair insurance practice. By Crystal Conde

ROUNDS (pages 7-15)

Attorney General Warns Health Reform Law Expands Congressional Power
Experts: State Budget Challenges Medicine
Social Media Improves Patient Care
TMA Program Puts Helmets on Kids
TMA Membership Exceeds 45,000
Workers' Comp's New Quality Review Process
Medicare Advantage Plans and EHR Incentives
TMB Names New Medical Director
TrailBlazer Posts Medicare Fees
The First Year of Health System Reform


Newsmakers (page 12)
Portrait (page 56)

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