Health

The Medicare Program: The Need for Radical Surgery

If Congress doesn't act soon, the Medicare trust fund will be unable to pay the medical bills of our senior citizens by the year 2000, and possibly sooner.

What's at Stake for Patients

Medical Savings Accounts (MSAs) give people a new way to pay for health care.

Dying Too Soon: How Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Can Save Lives

For every one of us, death is inevitable. Premature death, however, is not. Through some reasonable mix of public and private strategies, we can substantially reduce the chance that we will die before…

Misplaced Criticism of MSAs

Medical Savings Accounts (MSAs) have become the most controversial element of the health insurance reform proposal before Congress. They should be the least controversial.

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…