Health

Medical Savings Accounts: The Singapore Experience

The Singapore programs provide incentives to reduce consumption and offer protection against extraordinary events and free-rider abuses. The system is efficient and effective, the health status of the…

Consensus on Health Reform

A consensus is emerging on the right way to reform our health care system. The consensus stems from the recognition that the tax system has shaped and molded our health care system and is responsible…

Solving the Problem of Health Insurance Portability

The problem of health insurance portability can be resolved without costing the federal government additional money or distorting the health insurance market for other customers.

Portability: Is Kassebaum/Kennedy the Answer?

While solving the problem of the 1 percent of the population that lacks health insurance because they have been denied coverage due to a preexisting condition, this bill would create even greater prob…

Making A Bad Program Worse - Clinton's Attempt at Medicaid Reform

Should Medicaid - the federal-state health insurance program for the poor - remain a federal entitlement or should the funds be turned over to state and local governments?

A "Long-Term" Solution to a Medicaid Problem

The spending explosion in long-term care is in large part a direct result of perverse federal income tax incentives that subsidize insurance for current medical expenses but penalize insurance for lon…

Answers for Seniors About Medicare Reform

This Brief Analysis looks at the problems facing Medicare and answers some of the questions seniors have about the program.

Is Preventive Medical Care Cost-Effective?

Studies show that in many cases preventive medical care not only does not save money, it also may do little to prolong life.