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Medicare at 50: Reform Will Better Serve Seniors' Health Care Needs

Medicare, enacted along with Medicaid in 1965, is 50 years old. Fiscal and demographic problems that are inherent in its outdated structure threaten seniors’ future access to quality care and impose massive burdens on taxpayers. Read More. .

Medicaid at 50: Reform Is Needed to Better Serve Low-Income Health Care Needs

Medicaid, enacted along with Medicare in 1965, was created to provide health care for certain categories of low-income Americans. Over the past 50 years, the program has changed significantly. Read More. .

States Should Start Planning Now for the Post-ACA World

When the Supreme Court handed down its decision in King v. Burwell, some concluded that the intense debate over the Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare) was coming to an end. In truth, the practical effect of the Court’s ruling is merely to prolong the status quo. Read More. .

America's Obamacare Nightmare Is Just Beginning

In every state, the fundamental components of state health-care costs — the demographics, the underlying costs of care delivery and the competitiveness of the markets — are juiced up by expensive federal benefit mandates and individual and group insurance rules and regulations. Read More. .

A Fresh Start for Health Care Reform

The need for health care reform has never been questioned by health care policy analysts on either side of the political spectrum. Read More.

America's health care financing and insurance systems need major reform. Policymakers should take decisive steps to move today's bureaucracy driven, heavily regulated third-party payment system to a new patient-centered system of consumer choice and real free-market competition. In such a system, individuals and families would make the key decisions and control the flow of dollars.


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