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Health Issues

Medicare's Price Fix

Payments for Medicare benefits substantially influence the prices paid by private-sector insurers...

Can Cost Sharing Models Improve Medicare Spending Issues?

Medicare spending may eventually be the primary recipient of government spending...

Economic Facts about Health Care and Health Insurance Markets

Consumers should be aware of several economic challenges regarding health care and health insurance...

Should Drug Patents Apply in Poor Countries?

A permanent extension would allow domestic companies to bypass the current compulsory licensing during a health-care emergency and instead manufacture pharmaceuticals without the patent holder's approval...

Reforming Medicare to Better Manage Seniors' Health Care

Patients who are desperately ill are unlikely to forgo a potentially beneficial medical service merely because they bear a portion of the marginal cost...

Freedom: A Doctor-Patient Privilege

In order to fix Medicare, the government should allow greater freedom to contract...

Texas-Sized Reform for Medicaid

The Texas Medicaid program is plagued by rising health care costs, inadequate access to providers, and poor health outcomes...

The Rising Price of Generic Drugs

America's drug bill is expected to continue rising into the foreseeable future...

Trouble Everywhere at the VA

The Department of Veterans Affairs is plagued by bureaucracy, mismanagement and inconsistent care from hospital to hospital...

Health Insurance Reform's Red Herring

Allowing health insurers to sell coverage across state lines has no effect on premiums...


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