Health

Emergency Medical Services: How Health Reform Could Hurt First Responders

The scope of emergency services local governments provide has expanded over the years from fire fighting and rescue to providing advanced medical care, transport and a point-of-access to the health sy…

Reforming Medicare: The Affordable Care Act versus the Rivlin/Ryan Proposal

Former Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Director Alice Rivlin and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) have offered a proposal to reduce projected Medicare and Medicaid spending. The provisions affecting Medicare a…

Why Health Costs Are Still Rising

Prices for medical services have been rising faster than prices of other goods and services for as long as anyone can remember. But not all health care prices are rising. Although health care inflatio…

Medicaid Expansion will Bankrupt the States

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is expected to add up to 16 million more Medicaid enrollees and will significantly expand eligibility for families with incomes up to 133 percent…

Mini-Med Plans

On September 23, 2010, a wide array of provisions from the controversial new Obama health care law went into effect, creating new restrictions on existing health insurance plans and an even bigger set…

Medical Tourism: Have Insurance Card, Will Travel

Most Americans are shielded from the full cost of health care and have little or no incentive to compare prices or choose lower cost providers.

Crisis of the Uninsured: 2010 and Beyond

One of the primary goals of the new federal health reform law - the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) - is to ensure that all Americans have health insurance. Yet it is generally over…

What Does Health Reform Mean for You? A Consumer's Guide

A Better Health Care System?