May 28 to July 6What do you consider to be the biggest healthcare story so far this year?
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act passes: 408 votes (56%)
Congress' ongoing struggles to fix physician pay: 97 votes (13%)
Information technology implementation under the stimulus law: 72 votes (10%)
Insurers draw fire over premium hikes, rescissions: 35 votes (5%)
For-profit chains acquiring not-for-profits: 29 votes (4%)
Battle over choice of Donald Berwick to head CMS: 26 votes (4%)
Providers forming accountable care organizations: 24 votes (3%)
HCA announces plans to go public again: 19 votes (3%)
Radiation overdoses in diagnostic, medical testing: 16 votes (2%)
FASB plan to standardize charity-care reporting: 7 votes (1%)
Note: Percentages do not add up to 100 because of rounding.
Total respondents: 733