March 22, 2012
With Medicare spending expected to rise, one proposal would have the federal government pay a fixed contribution to health plans. Critics fear that could result in beneficiaries shouldering more of their health care costs.
January 1, 2012
Some policy-makers, backed by physicians and insurers, advocate tough federal limits on medical malpractice lawsuits as a means to curb the nation’s relentlessly rising health spending.
May 1, 2012
Researchers at the University of Southern Maine's Muskie School of Public Service examine the implications of geographic rating, the practice of adjusting insurance premiums to reflect regional differences in the cost of health care, on risk pooling and insurance premiums.
May 4, 2006
State-by-state analysis shows significant percentage of adults in 25 statesdecline to accept employer's coverage offer.
September 1, 2006
The United States appears to be in a new medical malpractice “crisis” after years of relative stability. Physicians, attorneys, policy-makers and other interested parties are debating what to do about recent substantial rises in malpractice premiums ...