Patients' Rights: A Double Standard

National Center for Policy Analysis┬áBrief Analysis No. 307 As everyone “knows,” the Patients’ Bill of Rights that recently passed the House of Representatives would allow members of Health Maintenance Organizations to sue their plans. What most people probably don’t know is that members already can sue their HMOs under current law. So what’s going...

Patients’ Rights: A Double Standard

National Center for Policy Analysis┬áBrief Analysis No. 307 As everyone “knows,” the Patients’ Bill of Rights that recently passed the House of Representatives would allow members of Health Maintenance Organizations to sue their plans. What most people probably don’t know is that members already can sue their HMOs under current law. So what’s going...

A Fresh Approach to Health Care Reform

Rather Than Expand Entitlement Programs, Let’s Loosen Regulation, Energize the Private Market PERSPECTIVE – A Public Policy Journal from the Oklahoma Council of Public AffairsJanuary 2000By Grace-Marie ArnettOklahoma faces special challenges in trying to increase access to affordable health insurance for its citizens. Compared to national averages, fewer of its citizens receive health insurance...

A Fresh Approach to Health Care Reform

Rather Than Expand Entitlement Programs, Let’s Loosen Regulation, Energize the Private Market PERSPECTIVE – A Public Policy Journal from the Oklahoma Council of Public AffairsJanuary 2000By Grace-Marie ArnettOklahoma faces special challenges in trying to increase access to affordable health insurance for its citizens. Compared to national averages, fewer of its citizens receive health insurance...

The Health Care Crisis: Medicine or Money

San Diego Union Tribune, Commentary SectionOctober 24, 1999By Grace-Marie ArnettLegislators in Washington once again have headed into the operating room to “fix” the U.S. health care system, and they are wielding an ax, not a scalpel. Not surprisingly, lawyers are waiting anxiously in the wings. Congress’ goals are admirable: Members want to give consumers who...

The Health Care Crisis: Medicine or Money

San Diego Union Tribune, Commentary SectionOctober 24, 1999By Grace-Marie ArnettLegislators in Washington once again have headed into the operating room to “fix” the U.S. health care system, and they are wielding an ax, not a scalpel. Not surprisingly, lawyers are waiting anxiously in the wings. Congress’ goals are admirable: Members want to give consumers who...