Today, we're turning this space over to our readers. To the right you'll find the results of our first-ever midyear reader poll on the biggest stories of 2010—so far.
It's your turn
We interrupt this regularly scheduled editorial to bring you readers' thoughts
From May 28 through July 6, we asked readers to vote for one of 10 stories selected by our editorial staff as making the biggest healthcare business and policy headlines through the first six months of the year. By a wide margin, the more than 700 readers who took the poll voted the passage of national healthcare reform as the biggest story of the year.
A distant second and third, respectively, were Congress' ongoing struggles to address the Medicare physician payment system and implementing and using information technology in a way to satisfy the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act, better known as HITECH, provisions of last year's economic stimulus act. To watch a videotaped discussion of these and other stories by a panel of our editors and reporters, please visit our website, ModernHealthcare.com. Thank you.
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