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Misstatements About US Health Care System

Harvard University economics professor N. Gregory Mankiw -- a former adviser to President Bush, who currently is advising presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) -- on Sunday in a New York Times column discussed "true but misleading statements about health care that politicians and pundits love to use to frighten the public."

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New Jersey Law Requires Hospitals To Report Infection Rates Publicly

New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine (D) on Wednesday signed into law a bill that requires hospitals to file quarterly reports with the state on patient infection rates, types of infections and plans to control infections, the AP/Philadelphia Inquirer reports. The information will be posted publicly on a state Web site, according to the law (Hester, AP/Philadelphia Inquirer, 11/1).

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