Rising Costs, Reduced Access: How Regulation Harms Health Consumers and the Uninsured

Produced by the Domestic Policy Studies Department Published by The Heritage Foundation Members of Congress once again are embroiled in a debate over managed care reform legislation that attempts to address some of the symptoms plaguing America’s health care system. Instead of changing federal policies that restrict competition and patient choice, the Patients’ Bill...

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...

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...