Health

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.

Why the Democrats' Medicare Plan Won't Work

Congressional Democrats have proposed an alternative to the Republican plan to solve the Medicare financing crisis.

Medical Savings Accounts for Medicare: The Adverse Selection Issue

The Republican Medicare reform plan allows the elderly to choose a catastrophic health insurance policy coupled with a Medical Savings Account (MSA) rather than remain in traditional Medicare.

Are Medical Savings Accounts Good for the Sick?

Critics assert that Medical Savings Accounts are good for the healthy and bad for the sick. The facts tell a different story. People with high medical expenses are almost always better off if they can…