Solving the Medicare Crisis

Federal budget experts across the political spectrum agree that the Medicare program is having a financial crisis. Without fundamental change, the future looks bleak. Medicare will go bankrupt by 2002. The necessary budget savings can be achieved while providing substantial benefits to the elderly by giving them greater control over Medicare funds, and their own health care.

The Case for ERISA

ERISA has helped us move toward a national goal: the provision of affordable health insurance. It must remain intact – or be expanded so that even smaller employers can benefit. ERISA is the closest political compromise to having a "national" health plan without national control.

Medicare and Managed Care

Employers around the country are now combining Medical Savings Accounts and managed care. Medical Savings Accounts are inconsistent with the traditional philosophy of HMOs. But efforts to make medicine cost-effective are natural allies of Medical Savings Accounts.