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Bernie Sanders seeks new role to push Medicare for all

Last week, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) announced his intention to chair the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee in the next Congress. He’s promised to “focus on universal healthcare.” In other words, the senator’s long-standing quest for “Medicare for All” has new life. We can expect hearings featuring an array of …

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Declaring a “Right’ to Healthcare Feel-Good Symbolism Only

Will Oregon’s voters declare a “right” to healthcare? Voters nationwide took to the polls this week not just to select a new Congress but to settle a number of healthcare policy questions, from curbs on medical debt in Arizona to regulations on dialysis providers in California. Oregonians were asked to amend the …

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Americans Don’t Want Single-Payer Revolution

America’s private health insurance system is beyond saving, we’re often told by advocates of Medicare for All. As they see it, the only path forward is to abolish private coverage and replace it with a single government-run program. But that radical proposal is divorced from reality. New polling data show …

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Canada Single-Payer Healthcare Is Unsafe, Grossly Inefficient

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the first provincial single-payer health insurance plan in Canada — and the 50th anniversary of the extension of single-payer across our northern neighbor.   And yet, across the border in the United States, Medicare for All seems like a progressive pipe dream. What gives? Or, …

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Socialized Medicine Is Tanking Britain’s Economy

Great Britain has a new king, a new prime minister—and a new economic crisis. S&P Global says that the country is already in a recession. Inflation is at 9.9%, higher than in the United States. The pound has fallen dramatically against the U.S. dollar, and government debt is surging. But at least the …

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Centennial State About to Discover Public Option’s Nightmare

Colorado is about to become the first state to implement a public health insurance option through Section 1332, a provision in Obamacare that allows states to waive many of the law’s regulations. The Biden administration approved the program, known as the Colorado Option, on June 23. The new state-sponsored health plan …

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Don’t Fall Prey to Five Common Healthcare Myths

  President-elect Barack Obama has promised to make healthcare reform a top priority. But in order to follow through, Obama and lawmakers on Capitol Hill must reject some longstanding misconceptions about health care in this country. Here are five such myths. Each is widely repeated, deeply held – and dead …

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Single-Payer ‘Medicare for All’ Would Inflate Americans’ Healthcare Bills

Inflation is ripping through every sector of the U.S. economy. But there’s one curious exception: healthcare. The cost of medical care is up 3.5% in the last year. The overall inflation rate, by contrast, is nearly two-and-a-half times higher — 8.3%. So why are Sen. Bernie Sanders and 14 of …

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Bernie And The Single-Payer Beast

Earlier this month, Senator Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., reintroduced his signature Medicare for All legislation alongside 14 of his Democratic colleagues at a Senate Budget Committee hearing. With a little perseverance and a touch of political magic, Sanders is hoping his government-run healthcare fairytale, which he has championed for years during his time …

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A bankrupt argument for single-payer health care

Are Americans going bankrupt because of medical debt? Leading progressives seem to think so. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., recently called for all medical debt to be canceled. “‘Medical debt’ and ‘Medical bankruptcy’ are two phrases that should not exist in the United States of America,” he said after the major …

Commentary

Bernie Sanders seeks new role to push Medicare for all

Last week, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) announced his intention to chair the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee in the next Congress. He’s promised to “focus on universal healthcare.” In other words, the senator’s long-standing quest for “Medicare for All” has new life. We can expect hearings featuring an array of …

Commentary

Declaring a “Right’ to Healthcare Feel-Good Symbolism Only

Will Oregon’s voters declare a “right” to healthcare? Voters nationwide took to the polls this week not just to select a new Congress but to settle a number of healthcare policy questions, from curbs on medical debt in Arizona to regulations on dialysis providers in California. Oregonians were asked to amend the …

Commentary

Americans Don’t Want Single-Payer Revolution

America’s private health insurance system is beyond saving, we’re often told by advocates of Medicare for All. As they see it, the only path forward is to abolish private coverage and replace it with a single government-run program. But that radical proposal is divorced from reality. New polling data show …

Commentary

Canada Single-Payer Healthcare Is Unsafe, Grossly Inefficient

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the first provincial single-payer health insurance plan in Canada — and the 50th anniversary of the extension of single-payer across our northern neighbor.   And yet, across the border in the United States, Medicare for All seems like a progressive pipe dream. What gives? Or, …

Commentary

Socialized Medicine Is Tanking Britain’s Economy

Great Britain has a new king, a new prime minister—and a new economic crisis. S&P Global says that the country is already in a recession. Inflation is at 9.9%, higher than in the United States. The pound has fallen dramatically against the U.S. dollar, and government debt is surging. But at least the …

Commentary

Centennial State About to Discover Public Option’s Nightmare

Colorado is about to become the first state to implement a public health insurance option through Section 1332, a provision in Obamacare that allows states to waive many of the law’s regulations. The Biden administration approved the program, known as the Colorado Option, on June 23. The new state-sponsored health plan …

Commentary

Don’t Fall Prey to Five Common Healthcare Myths

  President-elect Barack Obama has promised to make healthcare reform a top priority. But in order to follow through, Obama and lawmakers on Capitol Hill must reject some longstanding misconceptions about health care in this country. Here are five such myths. Each is widely repeated, deeply held – and dead …

Commentary

Single-Payer ‘Medicare for All’ Would Inflate Americans’ Healthcare Bills

Inflation is ripping through every sector of the U.S. economy. But there’s one curious exception: healthcare. The cost of medical care is up 3.5% in the last year. The overall inflation rate, by contrast, is nearly two-and-a-half times higher — 8.3%. So why are Sen. Bernie Sanders and 14 of …

Commentary

Bernie And The Single-Payer Beast

Earlier this month, Senator Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., reintroduced his signature Medicare for All legislation alongside 14 of his Democratic colleagues at a Senate Budget Committee hearing. With a little perseverance and a touch of political magic, Sanders is hoping his government-run healthcare fairytale, which he has championed for years during his time …

Commentary

A bankrupt argument for single-payer health care

Are Americans going bankrupt because of medical debt? Leading progressives seem to think so. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., recently called for all medical debt to be canceled. “‘Medical debt’ and ‘Medical bankruptcy’ are two phrases that should not exist in the United States of America,” he said after the major …

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