Health

Why Employer Mandates Hurt Workers

Are employer mandates the best way to pay for health care reform? Virtually all studies of mandates conclude that they kill jobs. Even the Clinton administration agrees.

Universal Coverage Without Mandates

A common assumption in the current health care debate is that universal health insurance coverage requires an employer or individual mandate. Either directly or indirectly, these mandates would requir…

Federal Employee Health Plan: Model for Reform?

In his 1994 State of the Union message, President Clinton said the goal of his health care reform proposal is "to give every ... American the same health care security they have already given to ... f…

Forecasting the Effects of the Clinton Health Plan

The Clinton health plan promises to insure the uninsured and to replace existing coverage with more generous health insurance benefits for most people. At the same time, the administration claims that…

The Clinton Health Plan

President Clinton has offered the nation a dramatic health reform plan that promises universal coverage, benefits as comprehensive as those of Fortune 500 company plans and lower costs.  The actual re…

Medical Savings Accounts The Private Sector Already Has Them

All across the country, private employers are discovering a new way of controlling health care costs. It works so well that at some companies health care costs are actually going down. The secret: giv…

A Primer on Managed Competition

Managed competition would make no sense unless most health care were delivered in health maintenance organizations (HMOs), employing the techniques of managed care. That is why most proponents of mana…

Price Controls and Global Budgets: Lessons from Canada

Canada tries to control health care spending with price caps and global budgets similar to those proposed by President Clinton. How well does the Canadian health care system work? Not bad - as long as…