Health

Medicaid Expansion will Bankrupt the States

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is expected to add up to 16 million more Medicaid enrollees and will significantly expand eligibility for families with incomes up to 133 percent…

Mini-Med Plans

On September 23, 2010, a wide array of provisions from the controversial new Obama health care law went into effect, creating new restrictions on existing health insurance plans and an even bigger set…

Medical Tourism: Have Insurance Card, Will Travel

Most Americans are shielded from the full cost of health care and have little or no incentive to compare prices or choose lower cost providers.

Crisis of the Uninsured: 2010 and Beyond

One of the primary goals of the new federal health reform law - the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) - is to ensure that all Americans have health insurance. Yet it is generally over…

What Does Health Reform Mean for You? A Consumer's Guide

A Better Health Care System?

The Myth of the "Doc Fix"

In order to prevent a one-fifth drop in the fees physicians receive under Medicare, Congress is proposing another in a series of temporary fixes. The American Medical Association (AMA) engaged in an e…

Emergency Room Visits Likely to Increase Under ObamaCare

More people are likely to turn to the emergency room for their health care and they are likely to do so more frequently under the new health reform legislation. This finding is surprising because an o…

The New Long-Term Care Entitlement

Among the provisions of the recently enacted health law is a new federal program for long-term care. A variation of a proposal the Urban Institute dubbed "Medicare Part E," proponents say it is a soun…