Health

A Layperson's Guide to Health Insurance Reform

Serious problems exist in the market for private health insurance.  At both the state and federal levels, a number of proposals perporting to solve these problems would in fact make them worse.  Some…

How the Federal Government Is Causing Our Nation's Health Care Crisis

A common assumption behind most health care reform proposals is that the private sector is causing our national health care crisis.  In fundamental ways, the federal government rather than the private…

The Best and Worst Ideas for Health Care Reform

As politicians confront the difficult task of health care reform, they face a dizzying array of reform plans.  In fact, there are so many plans that most analysts have ceased trying to keep track of t…

Should Healthy People Pay More For Health Insurance?

As part of his new health care plan, President Bush announced his goal for health insurance reform: sick people should be able to obtain health insurance for the same price as healthy people.  If you…

Patient Power

The thesis of this book is simple:  If we want to solve the nation's health care crisis, we must apply the same common-sense principles to medical care that we apply to other goods and services.  Heal…

Controlling Health Care Costs With Medical Savings Accounts

Health care costs are rising in the United States for the same reason they are rising in every developed country: most of the time when we consume medical services we are spending someone else's money…

Twenty Myths About National Health Insurance

Countries with national health insurance make health care "free" to patients and at the same time limit spending and access to modern medical technology. As a result, there is widespread rationing, bu…

An Agenda for Solving Americas Health Crisis

America's health care system is in crisis. That is the conclusion of virtually every commentator on AMerican medicine, regardless of policital persuasion. Ask any doctor, any patient, any business exe…