Commentary

On Jan. 27, California Gov. Gavin Newsom's new commission exploring the viability of bringing government-run, single-payer health care to the Golden State met for the first time. As a California-based health care scholar who's studied single-payer for more than 30 years, I hoped Newsom would ask me to join...

Several states have resurrected the most-hated part of Obamacare—the individual mandate. Residents of California, Rhode Island, and Vermont must secure health insurance or pay a fine as of the beginning of this year. New Jersey and the District of Columbia implemented their mandates in January 2019. And Massachusetts's state-level mandate has been in force since 2006. These mandates...

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has released her new road map for Medicare for All. She’s proposing a series of executive actions and bills that would transition the country to a government-run health system during her first term in the White House. Sen. Warren claims her brand of Medicare for All, once fully in...

The American College of Physicians, the nation's second-largest doctors group, has endorsed "Medicare-for-all." The group, whose membership consists of 159,000 internists, claims the plan would bring a host of necessary changes to the American healthcare system. The American College of Physicians joins the American Nurses Association,...