Health

Breathe Easier on Asthma-Air Pollution Link

Some past studies have shown that air pollution can aggravate pre-existing lung ailments. But pollution-control advocates are mistakenly citing a study published in the February 2nd issue of The Lance…

Two Cheers For Bush Health Plan

Ever since Hillary Rodham Clinton's failed attempt to restructure the nation's health care system, members of Congress have been reluctant to propose any major health care reforms, sticking instead to…

Tax Relief For The Uninsured: Scholarship vs. Political Hype

People with employer-provided health insurance receive a substantial tax saving because this benefit is not taxed as income. On the other hand, people who buy their own insurance must do so with after…

Government Spending on the Elderly: Social Security and Medicare

Social Security and Medicare will begin paying out more in benefits than they collect in payroll tax revenues. As a result, taxes will have to rise.

Uninsured by Choice

The Census Bureau recently reported that the number of Americans without health insurance fell to around 38.7 million in 2000, down about 600,000 from 1999 and well below the record 44.3 million who w…

Cipro and the Risks of Violating Pharmaceutical Patents

When the threat of anthrax became a widespread concern, the Canadian government said it had serious doubts that Bayer, the owner of the patent for the anti-anthrax drug Cipro, could meet Canadian need…

MSA's Can Be a Windfall for All

The reasons managed care has not worked as a national policy in addressing the concerns of cost, access, quality and patient satisfaction are the same reasons Medical Savings Accounts and other consum…

Helping Laid-Off Workers Keep Insurance

Congress has before it several bills to help newly laid-off workers from the airlines and other industries affected by the terrorist attacks on America. President Bush has proposed - and members of Co…