Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) are having an enormously beneficial effect on the design of health insurance in this country. Instead of an employer or insurer paying medical bills, more than one million people are managing some of their own health care dollars. Instead of relying solely on third-party insurance, people can now partly self-insure through these accounts. Yet despite their many advantages, HSAs can be made even better.
States that voted for George W. Bush in the last election tend to have less government regulation and more economic freedom than states that voted for Sen. John Kerry.
Mr. Schwarzenegger replaced incumbent Gray Davis in a recall election in 2003, and then proceeded to offer real change and a broad opportunity vision to California residents.
Fitzgerald's Daisy Buchanan called it the longest day of the year; to some, it is the summer solstice, and still others will refer to it as the first day of summer. It is the day of the year when the sun is farthest north from the equator.
A report on the costs and benefits of prescription drugs just released by the National Association of Attorneys General runs the risk of reducing consumers’ choices in the marketplace, especially if states resort to lawsuits against drug manufacturers.
This is the third edition of the annual report, Economic Freedom of North America. The statistical results of this year's study persuasively confirm those published in the previous two editions: economic freedom is a powerful driver of growth and prosperity and those provinces and states that have low levels of economic freedom continue to leave their citizens poorer than they need or should be.
Over the past 20 years more than 30 countries, spread across Latin America, Eastern, Central and Western Europe, Australia and Hong Kong, have added funded privately managed plans to their mandatory social security systems.
The other day I was at a meeting of conservative activists and a young woman addressed the group asking for support in opposing plans to tax cosmetic surgery. Assuming taxes have to be raised somehow, taxing cosmetic surgery sounded like a pretty good idea to me — the tax is essentially voluntary and falls mainly on the well-to-do. But everyone else in the room agreed that it would be a travesty to tax fake boobs.
The U.S. Social Security system is facing an unfunded liability of $11 trillion – about the size of the entire U.S. economy.
It's a sad fact that more of today's young Americans believe in the existence UFOs than in the future existence and promised benefits of Social Security. In spite of that fact, or perhaps because of it, our generation has chosen to remain on the sidelines of the national debate with a deep, quiet skepticism.
The fact that millions of Americans do not have health insurance is said to be a major problem, if not the major problem, of the United States health care system.
Dr. John Goodman and Dr. Jason Furman
Social Security reform in the United States has become a nationally debated topic, but privately managed, funded plans are already a component of the social security systems of more than 30 nations around the world.
Congress should give American motorists a break at the pump in the pending energy bill, but special interests and legislators beholden to them are once again loading the bill down with pork barrel projects.
United States Senator, Texas