Health

The Clinton Health Plan

President Clinton has offered the nation a dramatic health reform plan that promises universal coverage, benefits as comprehensive as those of Fortune 500 company plans and lower costs.  The actual re…

Medical Savings Accounts The Private Sector Already Has Them

All across the country, private employers are discovering a new way of controlling health care costs. It works so well that at some companies health care costs are actually going down. The secret: giv…

A Primer on Managed Competition

Managed competition would make no sense unless most health care were delivered in health maintenance organizations (HMOs), employing the techniques of managed care. That is why most proponents of mana…

Price Controls and Global Budgets: Lessons from Canada

Canada tries to control health care spending with price caps and global budgets similar to those proposed by President Clinton. How well does the Canadian health care system work? Not bad - as long as…

Inefficiency in the U.S. Health Care System:

We do not always spend health care dollars in the most productive way. The way we pay for health care encourages both patients and physicians to overuse resources. On the average, every time a patient…

The Myth of Universal Coverage

In his State of the Union address, President Clinton said he would veto any health care bill that does not create "universal health insurance coverage." If so, the President would have to veto his own…

What President Clinton Can Learn from Canada About Price Controls and Global Budgets

As part of his health care plan, President Clinton has proposed price controls on health insurance premiums and "global budgets" that try to limit how much people can spend on health care each year. …

Texas Health Care Reform: The Best and Worst Ideas

This study examines the most serious health policy problems facing Texas and analyzes the best and worst proposals for state health care reform.