Health

Save Our Seniors by Delaying ObamaCare

Regardless of whether they are supporters or opponents of the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or ObamaCare) members of Congress will have to revisit the legislation soon to correct some serious flaws. Here…

The Crisis of the Uninsured Is Far from Over

The number of people who lack health coverage fell to 48.6 million in 2011 — down slightly from 49.9 million the year before, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. A bright spot in the new report is th…

Medicare’s New Price Control Board

Medicare spending has been growing faster than the economy for four decades. In 2010, Medicare required nearly $280 billion in general revenue transfers to meet its obligations. By 2020 the cash-flow…

Accountable Care Organizations: Panacea or Train Wreck?

One of the hottest new ideas in health care is the Accountable Care Organization (ACO).  Similar to health maintenance organizations (HMOs), ACOs are designed to bring hospitals, physicians and insure…

Excerpts from Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis

Selected exceprts from John C. Goodman's book, Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis

A Healthcare Contract with America

Critics of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) need an alternative vision. What follows is a short explanation of the core ideas posted at the Congressional Health Care Caucus and developed in greater…

Comparing Long-run Medicare Spending Projections

The anticipated growth in future federal expenditures relative to federal income is largely driven by elderly entitlement growth. Social Security and Medicare benefits account for the bulk of these en…

State Reform of Medicaid Drug Programs

Medicaid is a joint federal-state program that provides medical care to more than 60 million low-income individuals and families. Medicaid rolls in many states have risen over the past several years a…