Medical Coverage for All

Appeared in The Washington Post June 18, 1999. We may be the ultimate congressional odd couple. We seldom agree on anything. But on this we do agree: Congress should act now to help the 43 million Americans who have no health insurance. The ranks of the uninsured are growing by 100,000 a month. And...

Mandates, Regulation, and the Uninsured

Thank you, Mr. Chairman, and members of the committee for inviting me to testify today as you address the challenge of why, despite years of effort to try to reverse the trends, more and more Americans are without health insurance. My name is Grace-Marie Arnett, and I am president of the Galen Institute, a...

The Federal Employees Health Benefit Program as a Model for Medicare Reform

Grace-Marie Arnett, president of the Galen Institute, was invited to present testimony on May 22, 1999, in Sanford, Florida, on free-market options for Medicare reform. The hearing was conducted by Rep. Joe Scarborough, chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Service of the House Government Reform Committee. Here is Grace-Marie’s testimony. Testimony presented before the...

The Federal Employees Health Benefit Program as a Model for Medicare Reform

Grace-Marie Arnett, president of the Galen Institute, was invited to present testimony on May 22, 1999, in Sanford, Florida, on free-market options for Medicare reform. The hearing was conducted by Rep. Joe Scarborough, chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Service of the House Government Reform Committee. Here is Grace-Marie’s testimony. Testimony presented before the...

Medicare Held Hostage as Campaign 2000 Weapon

San Diego Union Tribune The Medicare caldron is boiling once again, and the White House appears ready to use it to scald Republicans at the ballot box again next year. This time, however, a few key Democrats may spoil the soup.  Hopes collapsed last week that the high-powered National Bipartisan Commission on the Future...