Health

Popular Medicare Drug Plans Are under Assault

Nearly 39 million Medicare beneficiaries, including both seniors and the disabled, have subsidized drug coverage through the Medicare Modernization Act (MMA) of 2003. Of these, nearly 36 million indiv…

Reforming Arkansas’ Medicaid Drug Program

Arkansas has moved most of its Medicaid enrollees into privately-administered managed care plans. Currently, half a million Arkansas beneficiaries are enrolled in managed care. This is equivalent to n…

Reforming Oklahoma’s Medicaid Drug Program

Oklahoma has moved most of its Medicaid enrollees into privately-administered managed care plans, under a program known as SoonerCare.   The state should also move Medicaid enrollees to managed drug p…

Reforming Wisconsin’s Medicaid Drug Program

Wisconsin has moved about two-thirds of its Medicaid enrollees into privately administered managed care plans, known as BadgerCare. However, the state has been very slow to move Medicaid enrollees int…

The Real Reason Health Spending Has Slowed

President Obama tells us that “health care costs are growing at the slowest rate in 50 years.” He and members of his administration attribute that trend to the Affordable Care Act. But ObamaCare is ju…

A Brief History of Health Savings Accounts

In January 2004, 250 million non-elderly Americans gained access in principle to health savings accounts (HSAs). Since then, individuals have been able to self-insure for some of their own medical nee…

The Impact of State Medicaid Expansion

Arizona has responded to financial incentives in the Affordable Care Act by expanding Medicaid eligibility.

Reforming Pennsylvania’s Medicaid Drug Program

In order to reduce rising health care costs, many states are forging ahead with plans to move Medicaid enrollees into managed care plans. Pennsylvania has been more aggressive than most states, enroll…