Stuart M. Butler, PhD, is a Senior Fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC.
With Rep Paul Ryan (R, Wis) now Governor Romney’s running mate, Medicare reform is front and center in the election debate. This development could provide a chance to have a serious national debate about the program. But it could also… Read More ›
The American health system is among the most innovative in the world. We are at the leading edge in developing breakthrough drugs, inventing effective and less invasive surgeries, and tackling cancer. But we seem to fall down flat in one… Read More ›
For states struggling with the burgeoning costs of Medicaid, neither of the 2 likely postelection scenarios is attractive. If Obama is reelected, the Medicaid elements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) survive the Supreme Court, and Republicans can’t turn back… Read More ›
As we wait for the Supreme Court to rule on the health reform law’s mandate that all US individuals purchase health insurance, it’s a good time to turn our attention to other core elements of reform that will be debated… Read More ›