Health

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.

Forecasting the Effects of the Mitchell Health Bill

The health refonn plan proposed by Senator George Mitchell CD-ME) attempts to increase the number of people with health insurance by offering generous subsidies to induce voluntary compliance. Employe…

The House Compromise Health Bill: A Missed Opportunity

Unlike the Clinton plan and the versions of that plan sponsored by the House Democratic leadership, the House compromise bill promised to solve problems by empowering individuals and leaving markets f…

Senator Mitchell's Last Stand

The Senate is now in open debate on the health care reform bill proposed by Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell (D-ME). A composite, the proposal is based on bills written by the Senate's Finance a…

What's at Stake for the Elderly in Health Care Reform

The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) has endorsed the two latest versions of the Clinton health care plan: bills by Senator George Mitchell (D-ME) and Representative Richard Gephardt (D-…