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 Fiscal and demographic problems that are inherent in its outdated structure threaten seniors’ future access to quality care and impose massive burdens on taxpayers.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, 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. .
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. .
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. .
The need for health care reform has never been questioned by health care policy analysts on either side of the political spectrum. Read More.