Commentary

The Trump administration is conducting a search for a replacement for Dr. Scott Gottlieb, who resigned as head of the Food and Drug Administration in March. The position is one of the most important in the federal government, because the FDA is ubiquitous in Americans’...

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, with one eye on California presidential primary votes and the other on the state’s rich political donors, recently wrote an op-ed in the Sacramento Bee in which she demanded someone do something about that “shameful” gig economy. Warren, a Rutgers-trained lawyer, has expended...

When it comes to determining value, the U.S. health care system faces unique challenges. Without a better approach, the twin goals of continued innovation and broad-based drug affordability will be difficult, if not impossible, to maintain. Value assessment models are quickly becoming the approach du jour to overcome...

Much of the medical progress in the past half-century has involved expensive, high-tech diagnostic tests and therapies. But it would be a mistake to gainsay the value of inexpensive, low-tech innovations. Consider the problem of falls, which are both a cause and effect of declining health...

Infectious diseases that used to claim the lives of 1-in-6 children before their fifth year are making an alarming comeback in the United States. The culprits are parents who should know better—and the politicians who accommodate them. Parents of small children today no longer know the...

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...