BushCare – The answer to ClintonCare, and a very good one.

In his State of the Union address, President Bush devoted only a few sentences to health policy. But, to coincide with the speech, the Bush administration released a five-page document proposing health-policy reforms so sweeping and bold as to merit comparison to the scope — though certainly not the content — of Hillary Clinton's plan of a decade ago. If the White House is able to see its proposals through, it will leave a lasting and positive mark on American social policy.

e-Welfare Reform

Texas is blazing a new trail in welfare reform that will improve access to more than 50 different programs, while reducing administrative costs. The state is using modern technology and private contractors to create a "one-stop" application process for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Medicaid, Food Stamps, the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), Long-Term Care and other programs. Texas' new system provides a model for privatizing the administration of social services in other states.


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Health care accounts?

Central to President Bush's bold and sweeping blueprint for health policy reform is the expansion and enhancement of Health Savings Accounts (HSAs). These tax-free investments – which allow consumers to …

Beware False Profits

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their ownlusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears And they shall turn away …

Experts Doubt Survey Findings on Health Plan Owners' Satisfaction

A December 2005 survey found people with consumer-driven health care (CDHC) plans were less satisfied than those in comprehensive health plans. The Internet-based survey by the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) and Commonwealth Fund paints a far bleaker picture than CDHC proponents believe is true.