IN THIS ISSUE

Michael D. Dalzell
Primary-care practices are hurting, with bankruptcies by the week, but California's problems today won't necessarily be everyone else's tomorrow.
Q&A
The head of the California Association of Health Plans began as an activist against the HMO industry, and gradually came to see the system as the best way to manage both care and costs.
Ed Rabinowitz
A device hardly larger than an Rx pad may fare better than earlier versions of electronic prescribing. Vendors say learning to use them is a snap.
Compensation Monitor
News and Commentary