Health

Answers for Seniors About Medicare Reform

This Brief Analysis looks at the problems facing Medicare and answers some of the questions seniors have about the program.

Is Preventive Medical Care Cost-Effective?

Studies show that in many cases preventive medical care not only does not save money, it also may do little to prolong life.

Why the Democrats' Medicare Plan Won't Work

Congressional Democrats have proposed an alternative to the Republican plan to solve the Medicare financing crisis.

Medical Savings Accounts for Medicare: The Adverse Selection Issue

The Republican Medicare reform plan allows the elderly to choose a catastrophic health insurance policy coupled with a Medical Savings Account (MSA) rather than remain in traditional Medicare.

Are Medical Savings Accounts Good for the Sick?

Critics assert that Medical Savings Accounts are good for the healthy and bad for the sick. The facts tell a different story. People with high medical expenses are almost always better off if they can…

Answers for Seniors About Medical Savings Accounts

The U.S. Congress is on the verge of enacting the most sweeping reform legislation in the 30-year history of Medicare. Under the legislation, Medicare recipients would have new options, including the…

Censorship by the FDA

In the last few years, the FDA's Division of Drug Marketing, Advertising and Communications has limited the drug companies' freedom to send out reprints.

Better Than Medicare

The Republicans have accomplished what no one in the Washington establishment contemplated when the Republican budget blueprint was adopted by Congress earlier this year. They have proposed a Medicare…