In the context of the upcoming SCHIP reauthorization, lawmakers should resist efforts to rubberstamp its reauthorization or to use SCHIP as a vehicle to establish what amounts to a univ
Last week the Massachusetts legislature passed comprehensive health care reform legislation almost a year after Governor Romney first proposed the key elements of a reform strateg
There is renewed interest in "socialized medicine." Some prominent Americans want the United States to adopt national health insurance as a means to cover the uninsured, to establ
Congress can no longer afford to ignore the changing dynamics in health care coverage. The latest Census Bureau report shows that the number of uninsured increased from 45.3 milli
Becky Dunlop is the former Secretary of Natural Resources for the Commonwealth of Virginia. She served from 1994-1998.
Many health policy analysts who cite Census Bureau statistics argue for greater government intervention in health care as a way to cover a larger percentage of Americans. One comm
Congress poised to entangle Medicare doctors in even more bureaucratic red tape. In its version of the budget reconciliation bill, the Senate voted to establish new reimbursement
A new Medicare payment system should differentially reward providers who do a better job of satisfying the needs, preferences, and values of patients. However, if it rewards provi
In this Heritage Medicaid Watch, the author points out Medicaid enrollments are growing faster than Maine's employment.