Health

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…

Inefficiency in the U.S. Health Care System:

We do not always spend health care dollars in the most productive way. The way we pay for health care encourages both patients and physicians to overuse resources. On the average, every time a patient…

The Myth of Universal Coverage

In his State of the Union address, President Clinton said he would veto any health care bill that does not create "universal health insurance coverage." If so, the President would have to veto his own…

What President Clinton Can Learn from Canada About Price Controls and Global Budgets

As part of his health care plan, President Clinton has proposed price controls on health insurance premiums and "global budgets" that try to limit how much people can spend on health care each year. …

Texas Health Care Reform: The Best and Worst Ideas

This study examines the most serious health policy problems facing Texas and analyzes the best and worst proposals for state health care reform.

Personal Medical Savings Accounts (Medical IRAs) - An Idea Whose Time Has Come

Last year, about 150 members of Congress cosponsored at least one of 12 different bills designed to create personal Medical Savings Accounts (MSAs).  Also called Medisave Accounts and Medical IRAs, Me…

How Our Health Care System Works

A new model of the medical marketplace shows that U.S. health care costs are rising because Americans are overinsured and that government policies are the primary reason. The most important change in…

State Health Care Reform Under The Clinton Administration

As state governments take on the difficult task of health care reform, legislators must accept the fact that federal policy -- particularly tax policy -- has shaped and molded our health care system. …