From TAP, an outside-in strategy for health-care reform: The political compromise behind California's impressive health-care legislation may hold the key to creating a coalition for national reform (and more). The Democratic candidates' healthcare plans chart a course toward universal coverage by building on existing foundations. Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Obama have actually laid out two competing economic philosophies; the fight over health insurance is just one part of their disagreement. Would a Dem White House take on Big Pharma? On the trail, candidates fulminate about the drug companies, but money may still speak louder than words. A review of Our Present Complaint: American Medicine, Then and Now by Charles Rosenberg.

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