House Moves to Adopt the Archer-Jacobs Medical Savings Accounts Bill

The House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Bill Archer (R-TX) introduced legislation to provide for Medical Savings Accounts (MSAs). The legislation captures the fundamentals of MSAs, which offer Americans an opportunity to control rising health costs, to exercise freedom of choice and to determine how they will spend their health care dollars.

Crime and Punishment in America

Serious crime in the United States exploded during the 1960s and 1970s. It began to level off during the 1980s and has actually declined in the 1990s; however, the rate of serious crime remains three times higher than in 1960.

Should We Worry About Ozone?

A theory held by some scientists is that the depletion of stratospheric ozone is substantial and will grow to alarming levels unless the use of CFCs and some related chemical compounds is eliminated. This theory led to an international treaty requiring that production of CFCs be rapidly phased out in developed countries. However, the theory of large-scale depletion caused by human use of these chemicals is not yet supported by solid scientific evidence.