President and CEO of the National Center for Policy Analysis.
As governors across the land pepper the federal government with requests to scale back Medicaid – many people are losing sight of the fact that health law requires a huge expansion of that program. It raises an important question: How good is Medicaid?
A big topic on the minds of many in the public policy community is what the future holds for the nation's out-of-control entitlement spending in general and Medicare in specific.
If certain steps are taken, the next round of reform could make health insurance portable, affordable and fair.
Congress has promised almost everyone in the country access to a whole slew of preventive services with no copay or deductible. The result could have a dire impact on health care quality and access.
Lawmakers have largely avoided discussion of Medicaid rescissions and Medicaid abuses in the debate over health reform.
How many times have you heard President Obama say, “Health insurers won’t be able to drop your coverage just because you get sick?” Or Kathleen Sebelius? Or the Democratic leadership in Congress? Or the mainstream news media? You would think that the private health insurance industry was being revolutionized.
Voters understand what's in the bills. They just don't like it.
The bill is enormously expensive, but it is full of perverse incentives – an issue already plaguing our health care systems.