Health features prominently in the State of the Union addressBMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7129.411h (Published 07 February 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:411
- Terri Rutter
President Clinton, in his annual state of the union address last week, called on Congress to support several healthcare reforms.
He urged Congress to pass a new “bill of rights” to protect consumers of health care. Among the provisions it called for were the rights for patients to be informed about all possible methods of treatment, irrespective of cost, and the rights for patients to be able to choose their doctors.