Commentary

Canada's health care system is back on trial. Last month, a nine-year-old lawsuit challenging British Columbia's prohibition on private health insurance and private payment for medical care resumed. Dr. Brian Day, an orthopedic surgeon who runs the private Cambie Surgery Centre in Vancouver, is leading the...

Washington is the latest state to contemplate a government takeover of its health care system. The Evergreen State’s legislature just allocated $100,000 for a “study of single-payer and universal coverage health care systems.” They may as well have lit that money on fire. Several other states...

A U.S. district court in Montana just imposed a $34 million fine on Canada Drugs, an online pharmacy charged with selling counterfeit medications to unsuspecting Americans. Some of the drugs contained no active ingredients. Canada Drugs isn’t the only online pharmacy that puts patients’ lives in serious...

A Senate bill that would have helped relieve California’s bleak housing situation has died in the Legislature. It was killed by anti-development groups and local governments that wish to continue dictating the rules of home construction. So what comes next? Senate Bill 827 should have been noncontroversial...

The Trump administration is trying to make health insurance affordable again. That's the aim of a regulation issued earlier this month by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The new rule would give states greater leeway over how they comply with ObamaCare's essential health benefits,...

This fall's midterm election ballot just got a little longer in Utah. In mid-April, progressive activists announced that they'd gathered enough signatures to force a November referendum on Medicaid expansion. Utah isn't the only red state flirting with extending free government health insurance to able-bodied, childless adults. Within...

Seven in 10 Democrats want to establish a Canada-style single-payer health care system. Progressive lawmakers are even more gung-ho. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., has introduced a “Medicare for All” bill modeled on Canada’s system. Sixteen of his Democratic colleagues have co-sponsored it. Meanwhile, over 60 percent...

Recently, a coalition of military associations came out against legislation supported by the Trump administration, that would give greater school-choice options to military service members and their children. Their letter to lawmakers, sadly, puts the concerns of school district bureaucracies above the clear needs and preferences of...