Health

Veterans and Higher Education

The post-September 11, 2001, GI Bill provides education benefits to veterans who serve at least 90 days on active duty. It covers up to 36 months of costs for even the most expensive public colleges i…

An Economic and Policy Analysis of Medicaid Expansion in Ohio

In June 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional those provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) that deny federal matching funds for Medicaid to states tha…

An Economic and Policy Analysis of Medicaid Expansion in Virginia

In June 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional those provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) that deny federal matching funds for Medicaid to states tha…

The Uninsured Crisis under ObamaCare

The number of people who lacked health coverage fell slightly to 48 million in 2012, from 48.6 million the year before, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Income & Poverty report.

Reforming Alabama’s Medicaid Drug Program

Alabama is forging ahead with plans to move Medicaid enrollees into managed care plans. In doing so, the state should change its policies of administering pharmaceutical drug benefits separately from…

Free To Choose Medicine

Free To Choose Medicine offers a compelling argument for the freedom of every patient, guided by the advice of his or her doctor, to make informed decisions about the use of not-yet-FDA-approved thera…

ObamaCare Is the Problem, Health Savings Accounts Are the Solution

Health policy economists are puzzled by a persistent slowdown in the growth of health care spending that seems to have started in mid-2005, and accelerated since then. As the Wall Street Journal noted…

Veterans Affairs Fails to Curb Suicide Epidemic

Since the 1990s, veterans, policymakers and health care professionals have expressed concern over veterans’ untreated mental health challenges and high suicide rates. Many veterans experience varying…