Health

Reforming Medicare with Medical Savings Accounts

As currently structured, Medicare pays many small bills which the elderly could easily afford and does not pay the catastrophic expenses that could devastate them financially. Medicare is in need of s…

House Moves to Adopt the Archer-Jacobs Medical Savings Accounts Bill

The House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Bill Archer (R-TX) introduced legislation to provide for Medical Savings Accounts (MSAs). The legislation captures the fundamentals of MSAs, which offer Ame…

Comparing Opportunities To Reduce Health Risks: Toxin Control, Medicine and Injury Prevention

Billions of dollars are being spent to eliminate trivial risks to health and safety based largely on speculative fears that man-made sources of chemicals and radiation are important causes of human ca…

Myths About Our Health Care System: Lessons for Policy Makers

Critics of the American health care system have propagated a number of myths to justify greater government control over our health care system.  This backgrounder identifies 10 of the most common myth…

Solving the Medicare Crisis

Federal budget experts across the political spectrum agree that the Medicare program is having a financial crisis. Without fundamental change, the future looks bleak. Medicare will go bankrupt by 2002…

The Case for ERISA

ERISA has helped us move toward a national goal: the provision of affordable health insurance. It must remain intact - or be expanded so that even smaller employers can benefit. ERISA is the closest p…

Medicare and Managed Care

Employers around the country are now combining Medical Savings Accounts and managed care. Medical Savings Accounts are inconsistent with the traditional philosophy of HMOs. But efforts to make medicin…

Medical Savings Accounts For Medicare

Is there a way to simultaneously cut the spending and solve the problems of the Medicare program? Many health policy analysts believe the answer is Medical Savings Accounts.