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The Gender Pay Gap Isn’t Caused by Sexism. It’s the Result of Women’s Choices

Last week, U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh traveled to the annual gathering of elites in Davos, Switzerland, to call for American businesses to add women to their leadership teams in order to close the gender pay gap. Get more girlbosses into the C-suite, the thinking goes, and they’ll ensure women’s work …

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Don’t Fall for Biden’s Obamacare Boosterism

The open enrollment period for HealthCare.gov came to a close last week. And at the end of this month, open enrollment in many of the states that run their own marketplaces will close. As of Jan. 11, the most recent date for which the government has data, roughly 15.9 million people have purchased …

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Bernie Sanders wants universal health care. Canada shows why that’s a bad idea.

Sen. Bernie Sanders would do well to look at what’s happening across our northern border before he tries to advance legislation that would import Canada’s single-payer health care system, where the government is the only insurer. The new chairman of the influential Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, he’s made clear …

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Sorry, we have to raise Medicare’s eligibility age

The United States hit its debt ceiling of $31.4 trillion Thursday. As a result, Republicans and Democrats are jousting over how to raise the federal government’s borrowing limit. Democrats have insisted on raising the debt ceiling without any conditions. Republicans, meanwhile, are looking to cut federal spending in exchange for any increase in the …

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Grave Mistake to Fix Drug Prices Without Esteem for Their Value

Democrats remain fixated on prescription drug prices. Last August, they managed to include price controls on drugs dispensed through Medicare in the Inflation Reduction Act. And they’re not done meddling. Earlier this month, Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas, called on President Biden to unilaterally suspend drug patents in order “to address the crisis …

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Close The Border To Canadian Health Care

Next week, the U.S. Senate will return to work in Washington. Several key committees will welcome new leaders, including the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, which will be led by Vermont socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders. Sen. Sanders has promised to make “universal health care” a focus of his tenure atop the …

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Don’t Buy Progressives’ Medical Debt Myth

More than four in ten adults have medical debt, according to recent research from the Kaiser Family Foundation.  That has prompted several states to take action. Arizona voters recently approved a ballot measure capping interest rates on medical debt and protecting more personal property from creditors. New York has enacted legislation prohibiting healthcare providers from placing …

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Britain shows perils of Medicare for All

Sen. Bernie Sanders, Vermont independent, will soon take the helm of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. He has already promised that his chairmanship will “focus on universal health care.” Mr. Sanders has long advocated a government takeover of the U.S. health insurance system. The crumbling of the …

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Adopting UK Healthcare Model Could Be Fatal for US Patients

For weeks, the United Kingdom’s government-run healthcare system, the National Health Service, has been roiled by a series of labor strikes. It began last month, when, for the first time in NHS history, thousands of nurses walked out for a day to protest inadequate pay. Days later, ambulance workers across England and …

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How to fix the doctor supply crunch

Roughly 100 million Americans live in areas without enough primary care doctors. Nationwide, we’re short about 17,000 of them right now. By 2034, that number could jump to 48,000, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges. To meet our country’s growing demand for care, we need to increase the …

Business & Economics

The Gender Pay Gap Isn’t Caused by Sexism. It’s the Result of Women’s Choices

Last week, U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh traveled to the annual gathering of elites in Davos, Switzerland, to call for American businesses to add women to their leadership teams in order to close the gender pay gap. Get more girlbosses into the C-suite, the thinking goes, and they’ll ensure women’s work …

Commentary

Don’t Fall for Biden’s Obamacare Boosterism

The open enrollment period for HealthCare.gov came to a close last week. And at the end of this month, open enrollment in many of the states that run their own marketplaces will close. As of Jan. 11, the most recent date for which the government has data, roughly 15.9 million people have purchased …

Commentary

Bernie Sanders wants universal health care. Canada shows why that’s a bad idea.

Sen. Bernie Sanders would do well to look at what’s happening across our northern border before he tries to advance legislation that would import Canada’s single-payer health care system, where the government is the only insurer. The new chairman of the influential Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, he’s made clear …

Commentary

Sorry, we have to raise Medicare’s eligibility age

The United States hit its debt ceiling of $31.4 trillion Thursday. As a result, Republicans and Democrats are jousting over how to raise the federal government’s borrowing limit. Democrats have insisted on raising the debt ceiling without any conditions. Republicans, meanwhile, are looking to cut federal spending in exchange for any increase in the …

Commentary

Grave Mistake to Fix Drug Prices Without Esteem for Their Value

Democrats remain fixated on prescription drug prices. Last August, they managed to include price controls on drugs dispensed through Medicare in the Inflation Reduction Act. And they’re not done meddling. Earlier this month, Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas, called on President Biden to unilaterally suspend drug patents in order “to address the crisis …

Commentary

Close The Border To Canadian Health Care

Next week, the U.S. Senate will return to work in Washington. Several key committees will welcome new leaders, including the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, which will be led by Vermont socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders. Sen. Sanders has promised to make “universal health care” a focus of his tenure atop the …

Commentary

Don’t Buy Progressives’ Medical Debt Myth

More than four in ten adults have medical debt, according to recent research from the Kaiser Family Foundation.  That has prompted several states to take action. Arizona voters recently approved a ballot measure capping interest rates on medical debt and protecting more personal property from creditors. New York has enacted legislation prohibiting healthcare providers from placing …

Commentary

Britain shows perils of Medicare for All

Sen. Bernie Sanders, Vermont independent, will soon take the helm of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. He has already promised that his chairmanship will “focus on universal health care.” Mr. Sanders has long advocated a government takeover of the U.S. health insurance system. The crumbling of the …

Commentary

Adopting UK Healthcare Model Could Be Fatal for US Patients

For weeks, the United Kingdom’s government-run healthcare system, the National Health Service, has been roiled by a series of labor strikes. It began last month, when, for the first time in NHS history, thousands of nurses walked out for a day to protest inadequate pay. Days later, ambulance workers across England and …

Commentary

How to fix the doctor supply crunch

Roughly 100 million Americans live in areas without enough primary care doctors. Nationwide, we’re short about 17,000 of them right now. By 2034, that number could jump to 48,000, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges. To meet our country’s growing demand for care, we need to increase the …

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