Health

Obama's Tax on Job Creation

The landmark health reform law signed by President Obama will require small businesses to provide health insurance to their employees. This burden will be offset by a tax credit for each employee cove…

Health Information Technology: Benefits and Problems

Proponents of health information technology (HIT) often claim that the United States lags behind other developed countries when it comes to the use of electronic medical records (EMRs), physician orde…

Congress Declares War on HSAs

While Congress has been debating health reform, employers have been creating new consumer-driven health care (CDHC) plans.  In fact, CDHC plans are the only type of health insurance that has been show…

Health Exchange Subsidies Would Impose High Marginal Taxes

Both the House and Senate health reform bills would establish exchanges offering people health insurance policies. Low-income individuals and families who did not have employer-provided health insuran…

Health Insurance Exchange Subsidies Create Inequities

Both the House and Senate versions of the health care bill, as well as the Obama administration's "compromise" proposal, offer large subsidies to encourage low- and middle-income individuals and house…

Ten Small-Scale Reforms for Pre-Existing Conditions

Most proposals for dealing with the problems of pre-existing conditions would completely divorce health insurance premiums from expected health care costs, requiring health plans to enroll individuals…

Concierge Medicine: Convenient and Affordable Care

Concierge medical practices take many forms and go by different names, such as direct practice physicians. They all strive to make medical care more accessible and convenient to patients by rebundling…

Retail Clinics: Convenient and Affordable Care

The growth of the Internet, high-speed telecommunications networks and electronic medical records have made it possible for patients to seek care in a variety of clinical settings without losing the c…