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Governor Baldacci's Track Record: Three Chilling Facts About Maine's Unsustainable Medicaid Program

Tarren Bragdon
January 3, 2005

In this Heritage Medicaid Watch, the author points out Medicaid enrollments are growing faster than Maine's employment.

The Right Preseciption? Assessing the Patients' Bill of Rights

Robert E. Moffit, John S. Hoff, and Robert Charrow
October 1, 2001

The whole public focus is on the liability provisions of the Patients' Bill of Rights. There are several things wrong with this focus.

How Washington Can Improve Health Care Coverage for Federal Workers and Their Families

Robert E. Moffir, Ph.D.
November 19, 2001

This article by Robert Moffir discusses ways that the Federal government can improve in their health care coverage for their employees.  He writes;

Keeping an Open mind on Patient Freedom During the House Debate on the Patients Bill of Rights

Robert E. Morffit
October 22, 2001

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

Why Federal Unions and Menbers of Congress Want to Escape the Patients

Robert E. Moffit Ph. D.
July 23, 2001

Members of Congress and representatives of federal employee organizations are trying to get out from under the “patients bill of rights” legislation.

Beware of Medicare: Why Tax Cuts Are No Threat To Medicare

Robert E. Moffit, Ph,D. and D. Mark Wilson
May 1, 2001

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

Overhauling Medicare: What It Will Take to Attract Private Providers

J. Frogue, R. Smith, A. Fox , J. Stokes Trautwein and V. Craig Bunce
May 18, 2001

In this article, the authors' review and discuss various ways to attract private providers to participate in reforming the Medicare system.

Buyer Beware: The Failure of Single-Payer Health Care

James Frouge, David Gratzer, M.D. , Timothy Evans, Richard Teske
May 1, 2001

In this article, the authors' discuss single-payer health insurance and it's failings.  James Frouge begins by stating,

Why Price Controls on Prescription Drugs Would Harm Seniors

James Frogue
May 4, 1999

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

Using the Breaux-Frist Medicare Proposals to Craft Solid Medicare Reform

Robert E. Moffit, Ph.D.
March 1, 2001

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

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