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Monday, February 16, 2009

WHAT'S NOT IN THE STIMULUS BILL

TMA received numerous calls and e-mails over physicians’ concerns with what they perceived to be strong new federal power over health care contained in the economic stimulus bill that Congress passed. Today’s issue of TMA’s Action and a story in today’s New York Times explain that the bill contains $1.1 billion for the government to study the comparative effectiveness of various treatments. The bill does not mandate the use of treatment protocols.

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