Health

Medical Tourism: Global Competition in Health Care

Global competition is emerging in the health care industry.  Wealthy patients from developing countries have long traveled to developed countries for high quality medical care.  Now, a growing number…

U.S. Cancer Care Is Number One

During this presidential election season, candidates are urging Americans to radically overhaul our “broken” health care system. Before accepting the premise that the system is broken, consider the im…

Crisis of the Uninsured: 2007

Despite claims that there is a health insurance crisis in the United States, the proportion of Americans without health coverage has changed little in the past decade. The increase in the number of un…

Handbook on State Health Care Reform

Reforming health care is one of the great challenges facing our country today. Based on our experience, true transformational reform must begin in state capitols, not in the halls of Congress.

SCHIP Expansion: Robin Hood in Reverse

The State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), which covers 6.7 million children and adults, will expire in September. SCHIP consists of 50 different federal-state health plans for children (a…

Medicare: Past, Present and Future

Although Social Security reform has received considerable attention in recent years, Medicare is the far-bigger problem.  Medicare is growing at a faster rate and has an unfunded liability six times t…

Texas Health Care Reform

Policymakers are debating changes to the state's Medicaid program - the joint federal-state health care program for the poor - and discussing ways to provide coverage to the state's large uninsured po…

Is Health Spending Out of Control?

Since 1975, total spending on health care in the United States has doubled, and it now comprises one-sixth of the U.S. economy, or about $2.2 trillion.  By 2016, some projections show total health spe…