Why does a five-day hospitalization for infection cost $10,169? That was the complaint in a recent letter to Ann Landers. It doesn't take a Ph.D. in Economics to know that something is wrong. Americans don’t understand why hospitals may charge $50 … [Read more...] about Will Hospital Cost-Shifting Bring Us Price Controls?
More than 500 influential health care players came from all over the country to Washington, D.C. last week to learn about health care reform. It was the perfect opportunity for the Democrats to unveil the details of the Clinton health care plan and … [Read more...] about Health Care Reform: Medical IRA’s and Tax Fairness
Just as the Clinton campaign strategy was “the economy, stupid,” the first order of business of his administration is “health care reform, stupid.” The Clinton people have mothballed the slogan “national health insurance” because it sounds like … [Read more...] about The Right to Choose – Your Doctor
Now that I am a Medicare patient, I am learning all about what it means to have my health care provided for me by the Federal Government. I knew that, when I turned 65, I would be eligible for Medicare; what I have just discovered is that I have had … [Read more...] about The Medicare Mess￼