Health

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.

Can Managed Care Solve the Medicaid Crisis?

Congress can't balance the budget unless spiraling Medicaid costs are reined in, and an increasing number of people are convinced that the problems can't be solved in Washington. But can state governm…

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…