Commentary

The pandemic has laid bare a crisis we’ve ignored for far too long — our chronic doctor shortage. According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, the United States faces a shortfall of up to 124,000 physicians over the next decade. This is a supply problem,...

The Affordable Care Act will notch its 12th birthday later this month. To get the measure through Congress and to President Obama's desk for his signature, Democrats had to cut one of progressives' signature proposals—a public health insurance option. But the public option didn't die all...

By Wayne Winegarden and Kerry Jackson California Assemblymember Alex Lee should have studied Europe’s experiences before introducing his wealth tax proposal. Had he done so, he never would have introduced Assembly Bill 2289 that, if adopted, would impose 1% annual tax rate on couples with net worths...

In his State of the Union address last week, U.S. President Biden renewed his call for prescription drug price controls. He didn't argue for the policy on the merits. Instead, he tried to tug on our heartstrings by relaying the story of a 13-year-old boy with...

By Chris Carr Pat Brown, California’s governor from 1959 to 1967, helped make the University of California the world’s pre-eminent public university system. In 1970 he said that he had given “the highest priority to education, because I felt the greatness of California would depend upon...

Late last month, the Federal Trade Commission announced it would seek public comments on the ways pharmacy benefit managers distort the prices of prescription drugs. PBMs deserve the scrutiny, as they're to blame for much of the rise in prescription drug costs. Insurers hire PBMs to...

In his last blog post before resigning as director of the National Institutes of Health in December 2021, Francis Collins touted many of the important areas of research NIH conducted or funded in his more than 12 years leading the organization, “from innovative immunotherapies for treating cancer to the gift...