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‘Rights’ Battle Far From Over

Now that the U.S. Senate has passed a Patients’ Bill of Rights, the battle over how much liability to impose on health plans and employers shifts to the more conservative House, and then to an inevitable showdown in a Congressional conference committee.

Given that George W. Bush probably does not want to be portrayed as the President who denied people protections against the managed care bureaucrats we all love to hate, chances are a compromise will emerge that the White House can live with.

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