January 1, 2005
President George W. Bush has made a fundamental rewriting and simplification of the nation's tax code a stated priority for his second term. He also says he wants to use federal tax policy to expand health insurance coverage.
November 1, 2003
California is not only the source of wacky news about gubernatorial recalls and screwball court decisions: It is also the source of wacky legislation and screwball mandates.
February 1, 2004
Some readers will find the discussion below tedious, and I apologize for that. We’ll get back to fun stuff next month ... but how well Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) work will depend on how the IRS regulations shake out.
January 1, 2004
It didn’t take long for the left wing to realize the impact of the Health Savings Account (HSA) provision of the Medicare reform legislation.
October 1, 2003
This month’s column is devoted to an alphabetical list of resources you can access from your desk. Please don’t be shy about notifying me of any corrections or omissions. I know it isn’t perfect and am eager to improve it.
December 1, 2010
“Government should cost the least and do the most.” Thomas Paine, Common SenseEntitlement Reform – The Rhode Island ExperienceThe United States is on a long-term unsustainable budgetary path.
May 1, 2003
The National Governors Association (NGA) and the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) are in the forefront of opposition to Association Health Plan (AHP) legislation now before Congress.
March 1, 2003
With this issue of Health Care News, I’m launching a new focus for this column on consumer choice matters.
August 1, 2003
I’m swimming in a sea of health economists at the “Fourth World Congress of the International Health Economics Association.” There are nearly 1,000 people listed as “presenters” and another 1,000 or so attendees.