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  • Executive Memorandum posted July 11, 1994 by Stuart M. Dole's Health Care Compromise: A Prudent Foundation for Reform

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 7/11/94 385 DOLE"S HEALTH CARE COMPROMISE: A PRUDENT FOUNDATION FOR REFORM Lawmakers return to Washington after the July 4th reces's with only a f6w weeks remaining until they de- part to campaign full-time for the November election. Yet included in Congress's busy schedule is considera- tion of four…

  • Executive Memorandum posted May 16, 1994 by Stuart M. Why Americans Should Beware Health Reform 'Triggers'

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 5/1&94 379 WHY AMERICANS SHOULD BEWARE HEALTH REFORM "TRIGGERS" Having apparently lost the battle to persuade Americans to support job-killing employer mandates as a way of paying for a government-run national health care system, some lawmakers have conjured up a legislative de- vice to achieve their…

  • Executive Memorandum posted November 9, 1993 by Stuart M. Why the Clinton Administration Will Be Exempt from the Clinton Health Plan

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 1 .'9/93 369 WHY THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION WILL BE EXEMPT F110M THE CLINTON HEALTH PLAN The Clinton Administration is very sensitive to nine million special Americans who are anxious about being included in the Administration's proposed national heal th care plan. 7bese worried Americans are Administra-…

  • Lecture posted July 20, 1993 by Stuart M. Why the Clinton Health Plan Is in Trouble

    (Archived document, may contain errors) Why the Clinton Health Plan Is in Trouble By Stuart M. Butler Sometime in the summer or early fall, the Clinton Administration will release its proposal to reform America's health care system. This reform will be no small undertaking. If the U.S. health care economy were to be a separate country, it would…

  • Lecture posted March 22, 1993 by Stuart M. Why Conservatives Need a National Health Plan

    (Archived document, may contain errors) Why Conservatives Need a National Health Plan By Stuart M. Butler have been interested in the issue of health care, and the idea of a national health care system, for many years. During the first thirty years of my life, which I spent under the British National Health Service, I learned a great deal about…

  • Backgrounder posted January 12, 1993 by Stuart M. The Contradictions In the Clinton Health Plan

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 924 I I January 12,1993 THE CONTRADICITONS IN THE CIJNTON HEALTlMLAN INTRODUCTION I' The most obvious defect of the current Clinton proposal is that it tries to combine in one measure two completely contradictgr strategies for reforming the health system. On the one hand it incorporates all the bureaucratic appa ratus…

  • Executive Memorandum posted June 9, 1992 by Stuart M. How to Create a Successful Enterprise Zone Program

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 0/92 334 HOW TO CREATE A SUCCESSFUL ENTERPRISE ZONE PRO GRAM After twelve years of deliberation, and pushed into long-m@ action by the recent riot in Los Angola, Congress at last seems poised to enact enterprise zone legisiatioti. What lawmakers now must do is remember the purpose of enterprise zones, take acc o unt…

  • Executive Memorandum posted May 5, 1992 by Stuart M. The Urban Policy America Needs

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 5/5/92 330 THE URBAN POLICY AMERICA NEEDS Last week's riots in Los Angeles horrified law-abiding Americans everywhere. Ile disturbances trig- gered urgent demands for order to be restored. But they also generated calls for action to deal with the deep- seated frustrations of Americans living in…

  • Executive Memorandum posted February 7, 1992 by Stuart M. What's Right and Wrong with Bush's Health Plan

    (Archived document, may contain errors) George Bush has taken the bold first step toward solving the underlying problem of America's health care system. He has offered a plan that would make it much easier for uninsured Americans to obtain coverage. This is a very welcome proposal. But it does not go nearly far enough to deal with the health insurance problems facing…

  • Lecture posted November 27, 1991 by Stuart M. Central Europe's Mass-Production Privatization

    (Archived document, may contain errors) Central Europe's Mass-Production Privatization By Stuart M. Butler, Ph.D. All over Central and. Eastern Europe, millions of people live in the wrong place, go to the wrong job, a nd make the wrong things. In addition to reinforcing or creating a sense of private property in the region, the purpose…

  • Lecture posted October 30, 1991 by Stuart M. Guidelines for State Welfare Reform

    (Archived document, may contain errors) Guidelines for State Welfare Reform By Stuart M. Butler, Ph.D. appreciate the opportunity to testify before members of the Illinois State Legislature on the im- portant topic of welfare reform. But the fact is you have far more to teach us in Washington than we can hope to teach you. Ever s ince the 1980s, it has…

  • Backgrounder posted July 20, 1990 by Stuart M. Using Tax Credits to Create an Affordable Health System

    (Archived document, may contain errors) m July 20,1990 INTRODUCI'ION De mands are growing for reform of America's health care system.To be sure, the quality of care available in the United States surpasses that of any other nation. Still, as many as 37 million Americans are without health insur z~llce during at least part of any year. Millions more…

  • Lecture posted June 1, 1990 by Stuart M. Avoiding the Pitfalls of Privatizing Social Services

    (Archived document, may contain errors) Avoiding the Pitfalls of Privatizing Social Services By Stuart M. Butler, Ph. D. The extensive analysis of privatization undertaken in recent years indicates clearly that different methods of privatization are required for different situations. While high-quality and economical services may be delivered using…

  • Backgrounder posted February 9, 1990 by Stuart M. The Peace Dividend: It Belongs to the People Not Congress

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 752 February9,1990 THE PEACEDMD IT BmNGS TO THE PEOPLE, NOT CONGRESS INTRODUCTION As soon as the first holes were punched through the Berlin Wall, and Eastern Europe began its breathtaking rush toward democracy, there was talk in Washington of a Peace Dividend and of ways to spend it. With the Cold War now ending,…

  • Lecture posted October 1, 1989 by Stuart M. How to Design Effective Enterprise Zone Legislation

    (Archived document, may contain errors) How to Design Effective Enterprise Zone Legislation by Stuart M. Butler, Ph.D. It is heartening to see Congress apparently moving to take action to establish federal tax incentives envisioned in the enterprise zone idea, some ten years after the concept was introduced from Britain. While the earl y debate over…