Health

Solving the Medicare Crisis

Federal budget experts across the political spectrum agree that the Medicare program is having a financial crisis. Without fundamental change, the future looks bleak. Medicare will go bankrupt by 2002…

The Case for ERISA

ERISA has helped us move toward a national goal: the provision of affordable health insurance. It must remain intact - or be expanded so that even smaller employers can benefit. ERISA is the closest p…

Medicare and Managed Care

Employers around the country are now combining Medical Savings Accounts and managed care. Medical Savings Accounts are inconsistent with the traditional philosophy of HMOs. But efforts to make medicin…

Medical Savings Accounts For Medicare

Is there a way to simultaneously cut the spending and solve the problems of the Medicare program? Many health policy analysts believe the answer is Medical Savings Accounts.

Can Managed Care Solve the Medicaid Crisis?

Congress can't balance the budget unless spiraling Medicaid costs are reined in, and an increasing number of people are convinced that the problems can't be solved in Washington. But can state governm…

The Role of Pharmaceuticals in Health Care Reform

In the U.S., we spend too much on hospital care and too little on drugs. Billions of dollars are wasted every year because patients and their doctors choose expensive, hospital-based therapies instead…

How Not To Judge Our Health Care System

For the last several years, some critics of the American health care system have claimed that life expectancy is a good indicator of the quality of a country's health care system. If they are right, y…

In Harm's Way: The VA Health Care System

The Veterans Administration runs the largest and least efficient hospital system in the country.