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...

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...