Health

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…

Medicare at 55

A proposal to allow 55- to 64-year-olds to buy Medicare coverage is gaining traction in the Senate deliberations on health care reform. What will this mean for Medicare's finances? How much will it co…

Applying the Lessons of State Health Reform
Lack of health insurance is a significant, persistent problem in New Jersey. In 2007, more than 1.3 million residents were uninsured - three-fourths were working-age adults 19 to 64 years old. About 1…
Crisis of the Uninsured: 2009

One of the primary goals of health reform is to ensure that all Americans have health insurance. Yet it is generally overlooked that the proportion of Americans without health coverage has been relati…

10 Steps to Free Our Health Care System

To confront America's health care crisis, we do not need more spending, more regulations or more bureaucracy.  We do need to liberate every American, including every doctor and every patient, to use t…

Can Health Reform Save Money?*

Health care spending per person varies widely across the country, but greater spending does not appear to produce better quality.  A natural inference is that some areas of the country are less effici…

Three Lessons from Massachusetts

The Massachusetts experiment in health care reform offers many lessons that are applicable to the current debate in Congress. The goals of the Massachusetts plan are similar to proposals supported by…

Health Care Costs During Retirement

Many people assume Medicare will cover most of their health care costs when they retire, and that Medicaid, the health care program for the poor, will cover them if they need nursing home care.  Howev…