Commentary

Several contenders for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination are staking their candidacies on a government takeover of the U.S. health care system, whereby the feds become the lone payer, or "single-payer" for health care services. Sens. Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Cory Booker are...

Want to win a political argument? Accuse your opponent of hurting children. That's the lesson behind two recent studies regarding the well-being of America's babies. A new report from the United Nations Children's Fund finds that America's infant mortality rate is only slightly better than Sri Lanka's. ...

Teachers have been striking and walking out in a number of states this spring, including West Virginia, Oklahoma, Colorado, and now North Carolina. But Arizona—the third state to protest teacher pay and conditions—is remarkable for what it reveals about the internal workings of the organizers. Although...

Massachusetts may soon stop paying for some of the lifesaving medicines its poorest residents count on. State officials recently requested permission from the federal government to restructure MassHealth, the state's Medicaid program. If their waiver is approved, a small group of state bureaucrats will determine which...

Incentives drive all economic activity. Unfortunately, far too many of the incentives that underlie the U.S. health care sector discourage quality and encourage excessive costs. Our current health insurance system exemplifies this problem. The disincentives created by the way the U.S. health insurance industry operates arise...