medicaid

Too Much Hope? Why Obama's Budget Is Unrealistic

The $3.8 trillion spending plan combines overly rosy projections of rapidly rising tax revenues with skyrocketing outlays in defense, entitlements and other mandatory spending, creating structural deficits above $1 trillion for a long time. Ending Bush-era tax cuts on the rich won't change that reality.

Is Fee-for-Service What Ails the Health Care System?

Evidence suggests that the reason Americans pay so much for health care is the fee-for-service model at the heart of all our insurance programs. Simply put, our system gives patients no reason to pay attention to costs, and providers every reason to pad the bill.