Commentary

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Ben Jealous currently trails Gov. Larry Hogan, the Republican incumbent, in the polls. But the challenger has a plan to turn the tide. Jealous has released a detailed proposal to enroll most state residents in MD-Care, a government-run health insurance plan that would...

How can you tell if competition is working in a given market? Generally speaking, prices go down while quality goes up. Productivity increases as more efficient methods are discovered. Shortages are rare to nonexistent. And, most important, consumers win. Government intervention, monopolies, and other market distortions...

President Trump has a message for millions of able-bodied Medicaid recipients: Get a job. Since January, the administration has allowed states to require Medicaid beneficiaries who are not disabled to engage in 80 hours per month of work, volunteering, job training, or school in return for...

Prominent politicos are voicing concerns about the wave of impending mergers in the health-care industry. On August 1, California insurance commissioner Dave Jones urged the Justice Department to block the merger of Aetna and CVS, fretting it “will have anticompetitive effects and … harm consumers.” Days later, the...

Healthcare reform may not be dead yet in this country. Late last month, the U.S. House of Representatives green-lit three bills that would put money back in the pockets of patients. Now it's up to the Senate to act. What better way to close out the...