Health

Uninsured by Choice: Update

The Census Bureau recently reported that the number of Americans without health insurance rose in 2002 to around 43.6 million, up from 38.7 million in 2000 but below the record 44.3 million who were u…

Tax-Free Health Accounts: Portable, Flexible Health Coverage for Working Women

Too many American women have difficulty obtaining health coverage that meets their needs. This is not because women's needs are so different from those of men, but because government policy is stuck i…

Answering the Critics of Health Accounts

Many more Americans could save for current and future health care expenses in tax-free "health accounts" under a proposal by House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Bill Thomas (R-Calif.). The House of…

Lower Drug Costs for Seniors
Families USA publishes an annual report analyzing prices of the 50 top selling drugs used by seniors. The latest survey claims that these drugs' prices rose about 30 percent over the past five years -…
Health Savings Accounts Are Crucial to Medicare Reform

Last month, the House of Representatives and its Ways & Means Committee Chairman Bill Thomas (R-Calif.) advanced legislation to create tax-preferred savings accounts for medical expenses that would re…

The Bush Medicare Reform Plan

The Bush administration is proposing the most sweeping improvements in Medicare since the program's inception in 1965.

Shopping for Drugs

As Congress debates ways to lower the cost of prescription drugs for seniors, and state governments debate ways to lower drug costs for almost everyone else, it may be time to consider a commonsense s…

Association Health Plans

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) reported this month that while the number of chronically uninsured Americans is lower than commonly believed (between 21 million and 31 million, rather than 41 mi…