Health

The Role of Pharmaceuticals in Health Care Reform

In the U.S., we spend too much on hospital care and too little on drugs. Billions of dollars are wasted every year because patients and their doctors choose expensive, hospital-based therapies instead…

How Not To Judge Our Health Care System

For the last several years, some critics of the American health care system have claimed that life expectancy is a good indicator of the quality of a country's health care system. If they are right, y…

In Harm's Way: The VA Health Care System

The Veterans Administration runs the largest and least efficient hospital system in the country.

California's Single-Payer Initiative

The government of California would pay for most health care through higher taxes, requiring the state's entire health care system to be remade by state government and micromanaged by a new, all-powerf…

Answering the Critics of Medical Savings Accounts: Part II

Medical Savings Accounts are being attacked on the left, on the right and by special interests. The most vocal criticism comes from large insurance companies who fear a huge loss of premium income if…

Answering the Critics of Medical Savings Accounts: Part I

Medical Savings Accounts are being attacked on the left, on the right and by special interests. The most vocal criticism comes from large insurance companies who fear a huge loss of premium income if…

Two Cheers for Michel-Lott

The Michel-Lott plan builds on key reform ideas developed by the National Center for Policy Analysis.  However, some benefits of the reforms would be diluted by unnecessary insurance regulations that…

Senate Mainstream Plan: Compromising Health Care

A group of moderate Republicans and Democrats in the Senate has proposed a so-called mainstream health care plan.