Health

What A Canadian-Style Health Care System Would Cost U.S. Employers And Employees

In the auto industry and elsewhere, corporate leaders are calling for national health insurance. They mistakenly believe that they can turn over the cost of their employee health care plans to the U.S…

Health Care After Retirement: Who Will Pay the Cost

Health care spending for the elderly, like Social Security, is financed on a pay-as-you-go basis. Both employees and employers are discourged from putting aside money during an individual's working ye…

Mandating Health Insurance

A proposal put forth by Senator Edward Kennedy would require all U.S. employers to provide health insurance for theor emploees. The problem this proposal addresses is about $4 billion in annual unpaid…

Freedom Of Choice In Health Insurance

The number of Americans without health insurance has increased by 25 percent since 1980 and now totals 37 million people. A major reason why so many people lack health insurance is that state governme…

Health Care for the Elderly: The Nightmare in Our Future

With each passing year, the fraction of our national income devoted to health care continues to rise, and therefore no end in sight. One reason is the growing expense of health care for the elderly.

The Changing Market For Health Insurance: Opting Out Of The Cost-plus System

The American system of public and private health insurance, by in large, is designed to insure that hospitals do not go out of business, that they receive sufficient revenues to cover their costs.

Dismantling the State

Although the term 'free enterprise' is conventionally used to describe the economic systems of the United States and Britain the salient characteristic of both economies is the size of the public sect…

Solving The Problem Of Medicare

Medicare is bankrupt. At the moment a small surplus exists in Medicare's Hospital Insurance Trust Fund. Yet by any reasonable prediction, that surplus will vanish in a few short years as expenditures…