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  • Medicaid Drug Formularies0

    • April 21, 2002

    Medicaid spending is projected to exceed $276 billion in 2003. It will be larger than Medicare. Some experts predict that without significant reform it will bankrupt the states by 2020.

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  • Why Pay More? Simple Insurance Reform Would Save Coloradans Millions0

    • April 1, 2002

    With simple changes to Colorado’s archaic health insurance regulations, state legislators could save an average family of four almost half a million dollars in health care costs.
    Health insurance policies with higher deductibles offer people the chance to combine relatively inexpensive higher deductible health insurance policies with federally authorized medical savings accounts that would be accepted by preferred provider organizations (MSA PPOs).

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  • Treatment Denied: Colorado Health Care "Reform" and the Mentally Ill0

    • April 1, 2001

    Colorado health care “reformers” usually claim that government control of health care raises quality and lowers cost. In fact, government involvement does just the opposite. For proof, one need look no further than the way the state Medicaid programs treat the severely mentally ill.

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  • Medicare Reform Must Precede A Prescription Drug Benefit:0

    • April 6, 2000

    Usually the Independence Institute only publishes documents written by Independence Institute authors. We made an exception here because this material is an excellent explanation of the tremendous public health problems that would be created by President Clinton’s proposal for price controls on prescription medicines. Thus, even though we have no position on the author’s proposal to expand Medicare to include out-patients, we think that the author’s description of disaster that price caps would create is very much worth reading.

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  • Medicare Reform Must Precede A Prescription Drug Benefit0

    • February 8, 2000

    Usually the Independence Institute only publishes documents written by Independence Institute authors. We made an exception here because this material is an excellent explanation of the tremendous public health problems that would be created by President Clinton’s proposal for price controls on prescription medicines. Thus, even though we have no position on the author’s proposal to expand Medicare to include out-patients, we think that the author’s description of disaster that price caps would create is very much worth reading.

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  • Towards Non-Destructive Government0

    • February 1, 1998

    At bottom, there are only two models of government. One gives the State the presumptive power to manage an individuals life. The other gives it to the individual. Throughout history State management has been by far been the most common model. In times past it was called “the divine right of kings,” in modern times it is called “socialism.” The founders of the United States broke with this tradition when they created a republic with a strictly limited government. In the American model, government was designed to serve individuals, not master them.

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