Commentary

The number of uninsured Americans rose in 2018 for the first time since the Affordable Care Act passed in 2010, according to recent research from the Census Bureau. Obamacare's defenders were quick to blame the change on meddling by the Trump administration. But the real culprit...

This month Sen. Bernie Sanders was released from the hospital after suffering a heart attack. The Vermont senator, a Democratic presidential candidate, used his health scare to renew his call for “Medicare for All,” which he claims will ensure everyone has access to the kind...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has a radical new plan to let the federal government set drug prices. In the hopes of combating this bill, many Republicans are holding up Senator Chuck Grassley's Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act as a more moderate alternative. That's a mistake. While Grassley's...

Many of America’s largest public corporations recently made a commitment in principle to their “stakeholders,” which included working with their communities and “protect[ing] the environment by embracing sustainable practices.” Leaders of 181 of the 193 member companies of the prominent Business Roundtable promised to “deliver value.” It gave...

Presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren won't answer a simple question about the healthcare plan she endorses, Medicare for All. Will it raise taxes on middle-class families? Pressed by moderators at the most recent televised debate last month, she refused to give a straight answer. She parried late-night...

The response by states to the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark Janus ruling, which said that it was unconstitutional to require non-union government workers to pay fees to public-employee unions, has ranged from underhanded attempts to save the unions’ bacon, to good-faith efforts to implement the spirit of...

Influenza — the flu — is more than a bad cold. Seasonal outbreaks mean not only misery but increased hospital admissions and deaths. The last flu season, from October 2018 until May 2019, caused up to 42.9 million illnesses, up to 647,000 hospitalizations and up to...