American Legislative Exchange Council

Medicaid's Perverse Incentives

James Frogue
July 1, 2004

This article from ALEC by James Frogue points out that state medicaid programs are in trouble because spending is increasing and the states are having difficulty keeping up with the increases.

National Health Insurance Puts Lives at Risk

John C. Goodman
June 1, 2004

John Goodman casts cool water on the notion that a single-payer health care system (meaning the government pays--will solve any of the nation's health care problems.  In many ways, the U.S.

A Legislators and Consumers Guide to Prescription Drug Importation

Merrill Matthews, Jr., Ph.D. and James Frogue
December 1, 2003

In this pamphlet on prescription drug importation, the authors write that the desire for access to less-expensive prescription drugs has initiated a heated political debate in Washington and state

New York's Proposal for a Regional CO2 Control Plan

Eugene Trisko
July 1, 2003

In 2003, Governor Pataki invited New England governors to develop a regional cap-and-trade system.

Lawsuit by Commonwealth of Massachusetts and States of Connecticut and Maine with Respect to EPA Regulation of Carbon Dioxide Emissions

ALEC Issue Analysis Staff
September 1, 2003

In 2003, the states of Massachusetts and Connecticut filed a lawsuit to force the EPA to include CO2 as a pollutant.  The purpose was to get the EPA to regulate CO2 emissions.

Improving Acute Care Medicaid by Utilizing Multipayer Mix

Reyn Archer, M.D.
March 1, 2003

In this policy brief for ALEC, it examines the Medicaid program as well as a focus on specific areas that could be a means to improve the program, impact costs, and provide a pa

States' Right on Steroids

Michael S. Greve
December 1, 2002

In this document for ALEC, Micael Greve writes that, the AGs in the states have coordinated a campaign to attack pharmaceuticals.  The reality is no drug is 100% safe.

High-Risk Pools: Market-Based Tools for Assisting The Uninsured

Kerry Smith
October 15, 2001

In this article, the author asserts that as the need for access and affordability of quality health insurance coverage continues to confront the nation, an increasing majority of states have addres

The displaced worker dilemma: Extending coverage without expanding entitlements

Jennifer King
December 1, 2001

In summary, author Jennifer King writes about the various proposals on the Hill focusing on what would be the best approach when it comes to displaced workers who do not have health care coverage a

The Faux Pharmaceutical Crisis

Doug Bandow
May 24, 2001

Access to low-cost pharmaceuticals has become a volatile political issue.  Governments at the state and federal levels are attempting to respond to public pressure to lower the cos

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