Health

Insuring the Uninsured

The federal government currently subsidizes the employer-provided health insurance of middle- and upper-income workers by about $100 billion a year. By contrast, low-income workers often do not have e…

Is There an "Uninsured Children" Crisis?

Proponents of government intervention want a Medicare program or a resurrection of the failed Clinton health care plan for children. And they are already starting their campaign.

Medical Savings Account Legislation: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

After years of bipartisan legislative proposals to create tax-free Medical Savings Accounts (MSAs), months of partisan congressional wrangling over whether to include MSAs in health insurance reform p…

The Medicare Program: The Need for Radical Surgery

If Congress doesn't act soon, the Medicare trust fund will be unable to pay the medical bills of our senior citizens by the year 2000, and possibly sooner.

What's at Stake for Patients

Medical Savings Accounts (MSAs) give people a new way to pay for health care.

Dying Too Soon: How Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Can Save Lives

For every one of us, death is inevitable. Premature death, however, is not. Through some reasonable mix of public and private strategies, we can substantially reduce the chance that we will die before…

Misplaced Criticism of MSAs

Medical Savings Accounts (MSAs) have become the most controversial element of the health insurance reform proposal before Congress. They should be the least controversial.

Medical Savings Accounts: The Singapore Experience

The Singapore programs provide incentives to reduce consumption and offer protection against extraordinary events and free-rider abuses. The system is efficient and effective, the health status of the…