IN THIS ISSUE

John Carroll
Maine's health care reformers are on course to deliver a controversial universal care plan. But is the coast clear?
Ed Silverman
Fallout from the Medicare outlier-payment scandal is likely to force hospitals to try to replace that revenue. Health plans, prepare to negotiate!
Editor's Memo
John Marcille
Legislation & Regulation
John Carroll
The outgoing mayor of Springfield, Mass., is taking on the FDA over his plan to buy medications at a discount from Canada.
Tomorrow's Medicine
Thomas Morrow, MD
Treating severe vesicoureteral reflux involved complicated, expensive surgery. Now an injectable agent that forms a valve can lead to normal urination.
Employer Update
MargaretAnn Cross
Cooperation between three health plans has fostered better employer appreciation of early detection and intervention in kidney disease.
News and Commentary