Less is More: Medicare Needs Overhaul, Not Added Layers of Bureaucracy

St. Paul Pioneer Press Congress and President Clinton are agreed on the need for senior citizens to have access to affordable prescription drugs. But tacking an expensive new universal drug benefit onto the existing Medicare program would be like tossing lead weights into a sinking boat. Medicare’s commitments to tomorrow’s beneficiaries far exceed the...

Meeting the Challenge of the Uninsured

Texas faces special challenges in trying to increase access to affordable health insurance for its citizens. The state’s large and diverse population, coupled with a highly mobile workforce, make it difficult for citizens to have reliable access to health insurance. Texas political leaders, like their counterparts in other states, are looking at legislative solutions....

Meeting the Challenge of the Uninsured

Texas faces special challenges in trying to increase access to affordable health insurance for its citizens. The state’s large and diverse population, coupled with a highly mobile workforce, make it difficult for citizens to have reliable access to health insurance. Texas political leaders, like their counterparts in other states, are looking at legislative solutions....

Debunking American Health Care Myths

It often surprises Europeans to learn that the United States has a very significant public health sector. Public spending on health programs represented about 46 per cent of the total $1.1 trillion spent on health care last year in the United States, while about 53 per cent was spent in the private sector for...