What’s to Blame for High Health Care Costs?

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You can’t blame Obamacare for this one. During the decade before it was enacted, health care costs rose so quickly in the United States... Read more

Will Employers Drop Coverage Under Obamacare?

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What will Obamacare do for those of us who get health insurance through our jobs? Could our employers decide to drop us? Could we be forced... Read more

A Hidden Benefit of Health Reform – Insurance You Can Understand

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I try to follow health policy pretty closely, but some aspects of the health care system remain mysterious. For example, I don’t fully... Read more

Obamacare Loses in Court, or Does It?

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The health reform law suffered a significant defeat in court last week. A federal appeals court in Atlanta ruled that its mandate requiring... Read more

We May not Realize it, but Health Care is a Jobs Engine

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Here’s some good economic news for a change. One sector of our economy keeps pumping out jobs. You may have guessed, it’s health... Read more

The Debt Deal Still Avoids Real Health Care Cost Control

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All sides in the federal debt debate actually agree on one key point. Health care costs present the greatest long-term budget threat. The... Read more

Politics Drives the Rush for Supreme Court Review of Health Reform

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The Constitution’s commerce clause is 224 years old. It gives Congress its most important source of authority to regulate business. Over... Read more

Who Will Pay for Medicare Cuts? Possibly You and I

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Any deal to tame the federal deficit will have to cut Medicare. Its costs keep growing like weeds in summer. Eventually, it could eat up more... Read more