Bush talks managed-care reform. Speaking at the American College of Cardiology meeting in Orlando, Fla., last week, President Bush said that he wants to sign managed-care reform legislation this year, but with caps on the legal damages that could result from patients' lawsuits.
Court: Drug tests require consent. Hospitals can't test pregnant women for drugs without their consent or a search warrant, the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 last week, reversing a federal appeals court decision that said a South Carolina hospital's drug-testing policy was a valid effort to reduce crack cocaine use by pregnant women. Such testing violates the U.S. Constitution, the high court ruled.
Ergonomics rules repeal approved.
President Bush last week signed a repeal of workplace ergonomics regulations that could have cost providers billions of dollars.