Health

Medical Tourism: Health Care Free Trade

Global competition in health care is allowing more patients from developed countries to travel for medical reasons to regions once characterized as “third world.”  Many of these “medical tourists” are…

Medicare Spending Across the Map

Though talk of fundamentally reforming Medicare has been limited lately, the baby boomers' imminent retirement and the continued rise in health care costs will force Medicare back to the forefront of…

Insuring New Jersey's Uninsured

Individual health insurance policies in New Jersey are among the most costly in the United States due to over-regulation and expensive mandates. Two radically different bills have been proposed recent…

Social Security and Medicare Projections: 2008

The 2008 Social Security and Medicare Trustees Reports show the combined unfunded liability of these two programs has reached $101.7 trillion in today's dollars! That is more than seven times the size…

State Health Care Reform: Key Questions and Answers

One of the biggest problems in health care reform is that parties with different viewpoints do not agree on basic facts.  Some view the private sector as the source of U.S. health care woes and an exp…

Medical Malpractice Reform

In theory, the right to sue should ensure that injured patients receive compensation, and the adversarial justice system should ensure that only patients who are harmed by negligence receive compensat…

A Medicare Reform Proposal Everyone Can Love: Finding Common Ground among Medicare Reformers

Medicare reform will soon be front and center in the public policy arena.  The reason:  Projections in the past two years for Medicare's deteriorating finances have triggered a legal requirement for t…

Convenient Care and Telemedicine

Telemedicine - the use of information technology for diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of patients' conditions - brings a new dimension to 21st century health care. Entrepreneurs are using the Inter…