National Center for Policy Analysis

Patients' Rights: A Double Standard

John Hoff
December 1, 1999

In this brief analysis, John Hoff argues that as everyone “knows,” the Patients’ Bill of Rights would allow members of Health Maintenance Organizations to sue their plans.

HMO's Rise Driven by Government, Not Market

November 1, 1998

In this Policy Fax, former nurse and head of the Citizens' Council on Health Care, argues that while many want the government to solve their dissatisfaction with HMO care, it would be a wrongheaded

Defined Contribution Health Insurance: Part 2

Greg Scandlen
October 1, 2000

In part two of this report that begins on page 17, author Greg Scandlen writes;

Myths about Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance

December 8, 2000

In tis policy document, the author argues that for more than 50 years, America has relied on employers as the primary source of health insurance coverage. For the most part, this has been

Four Years of MSAs: The Lessons So Far

July 1, 2000

In this article which originally appeared in the Medical Sentinel, the author writes that, 

Prescription Drugs and Medicare Reform

John Goodman and Sean Tuffnell
March 16, 2000

In this article, authors John Goodman and Sean Tuffnell discuss the need to reform Medicare and prescription drug costs the majority of our seniors face on a monthly basis.  They write;

Prescription Drugs for Seniors: The Roth IRA Solution

John C. Goodman
March 1, 2000

In this brief analysis, John Goodman asserts that almost everyone agrees seniors need health coverage.

Secret Disservice: The Public's Right to Know

H. Sterling Burnett
August 1, 1999
Policy makers often rely on scientific research, much of which is funded by the federal government, in making important policy decisions. Faulty research can result in bad policy.

Reforming Medicaid

James R. Cantwell
August 1, 1995

In summary, author James R. Cantwell writes;

Dying Too Soon: How Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Can Save Lives

Tammy O. Tengs
May 1, 1997

Tengs considers four strategies outlined by public health officials.

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