Commentary

Medicaid was created in 1965 to provide health coverage to impoverished Americans. But according to a new study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, it's the insurer of record for a significant number of middle-class Americans. The cost to taxpayers? Hundreds of millions of dollars. The...

As his chief competitors for the Democratic nomination for president rush to embrace Medicare for All, Joe Biden is running in the other direction. The former vice president has proposed building on Obamacare with a “public option,” which would let individuals purchase coverage from a new,...

Congress appears set to do something about surprise medical bills. Last month, the House Energy and Commerce Committee cleared a bill that would address the issue for a final floor vote. The Senate is planning to vote on a similar measure after its August recess. No one...

As Hurricane Dorian closes in inexorably on the U.S. mainland, even the local news here in California is covering it intensely. One meteorologist made an odd remark about the storm: “Let’s not focus too much on what category it is.” (Hurricanes are categorized from one...

Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, recently made headlines for criticizing the "Medicare for all" proposal popular among Democratic presidential candidates. In an interview with Vice, Reid said that the proposal would be problematic in the 2020 election. "How are you going to get...

Making medicines more affordable for patients promises to be a top policy priority for Congress when it returns from its August recess. Achieving this goal does not require new, elaborate, government programs or regulations. It requires reforms that will empower biosimilars to more effectively compete...

Recently, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg released a plan to improve health care in rural America. In a statement posted on his campaign website, he wrote, “Rural Americans are getting sicker and dying younger than people in cities.” He is right, but his plan misses the...

The Business Roundtable recently released a statement announcing it had redefined "the purpose of a corporation." Signed by almost 200 of the most powerful CEOs in America, the statement "affirms the essential role corporations can play in improving our society," according to one of its signatories. Specifically, it...