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An APN Daily News Briefing
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WINTER SURFING | SPOTLIGHT |
1995 was clearly the year of | |
the Internet and health care | THE TABLES HAVE TURNED |
was no stranger. Clip out | |
AHL's Internet directory and | In politics, anything is |
note our address: www.apn.com. | possible, and 1995 of all |
You can e-mail us with comments | years underlined this |
at ahl@apn.com or link our site | truism. Only months after |
to yours. (#6) | ending 40 years of Demo- |
| cratic rule in Congress -- |
A STROLL DOWN MEMORY LANE | a victory that many at- |
From the battle over the | tributed to the Clinton |
surgeon general to the battle | health plan -- Republicans |
over the budget, 1995 -- the | moved forward with sweeping |
post-health-reform-year -- has | health reforms: moving |
been anything but anti- | seniors into managed care |
climactic. A look at the best | plans and giving states |
of the best. (#2) | more control over Medicaid. |
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MIRACLE ON S. CAPITOL STREET? | Democrats were quick to |
With Washington bogged down | learn the lessons of 1994, |
in gridlock, we've got health | effectively playing on the |
care carols and "top tens" to | public's -- especially |
brighten your day. (#1) (#3) | seniors' -- fear of change. |
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TO KEEP US FIT, YOU MUST SUBMIT | Does all this leave us |
Please take a few minutes to | back where we were in 1992 |
complete the survey on page 15 | -- with health reform set |
and fax it to 703/518-8703. | to be THE election issue? |
| Several health policy ex- |
HAPPY NEW YEAR! | perts offer their predic- |
American Health Line's | tions on who will benefit, |
offices will be closed next | Democrats or Republicans, |
week. Look for our next issue | from next year's health |
on January 2. Enjoy the | debate. (#5) |
holidays! |_____________________________|

============== QUOTE OF THE YEAR ==============
"Welcome to New Hampshire. And don't cut Medicaid."
Y-- Excerpt from a New Hampshire Long-Term Care Campaign radio
ad, advising state residents on what to tell presidential candidates
who are campaigning, from AHL's 6/27 issue
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| Executive Publisher: Marla Bolotsky |
| APN Publishers: Doug Bailey, Roger Craver |
| Editor-in-Chief: Patricia Miller |
| Managing Editor: Russ Walker |
| TV Editor: Vincent Fusco |
| Senior Staff Writer: Len Henzke |
| Staff Writers: Lee Ann Runy, Jenifer Silver, |
| Jessica Pollock, John Budetti |
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| American Health Line was established with support from |
| the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. |
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============== TABLE OF CONTENTS ==============

AHL'S SPECIAL YEAR-END ISSUE
VERSE FOR THE SEASON: Healthy carols for our readers. (#1)
NOTABLE QUOTABLES: The most memorable of 1995. (#2)
TOP-TEN LISTS: The best of the best. (#3)
PREDICTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS: Have a happy, healthy 1996. (#4)
ELECTION YEAR: The role health care will play in 1996. (#5)
HEALTH ON THE 'NET: AHL plays cyber-Santa for our readers. (#6)
THE AHL INDEX: Conventional wisdom on what's in and out. (#7)

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| AMERICAN HEALTH LINE at (800) 944-6515 or (703) 518-8703. |
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Original posting date: 
Saturday, December 30, 1995
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