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.
With a last-minute agreement between President Bush and Congressman Charles Norwood (R-GA), one of the lead sponsors of the patients bill of rights legislation, the House of Representat
In this Backgrounder, the authors write that the arcane character and complexity of Medicare’s financing formulas as well as the federal budget make it easy for opponents of the Pres
In this article, author James Frogue explains why the assumption that price controls on prescription drugs for senior citizens and medicare beneficiaries in an attempt to lower drug prices without
In this Backgrounder, the author notes that Senators John Breaux (D-LA) and Bill Frist (RTN) have introduced two Medicare reform bills that are refreshing examples of bipartisanship on&nb
States that are considering ways to improve seniors' access to prescription drugs should not be quick to follow Vermont's lead.