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The Critical Race Theory debate is turning parents into unlikely activists

Critical Race Theory (CRT) is among the most divisive doctrines to ever threaten America’s schoolchildren, and it has sparked an unprecedented grassroots uprising of parents whose stories of ideological resistance have been detailed in our new book The Great Parent Revolt. A multidisciplinary education philosophy that places race at the center …

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Don’t Buy Progressives’ Medical Debt Myth

More than four in ten adults have medical debt, according to recent research from the Kaiser Family Foundation.  That has prompted several states to take action. Arizona voters recently approved a ballot measure capping interest rates on medical debt and protecting more personal property from creditors. New York has enacted legislation prohibiting healthcare providers from placing …

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Britain shows perils of Medicare for All

Sen. Bernie Sanders, Vermont independent, will soon take the helm of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. He has already promised that his chairmanship will “focus on universal health care.” Mr. Sanders has long advocated a government takeover of the U.S. health insurance system. The crumbling of the …

California

On brink of recession, Newsom and lawmakers must budget cautiously

Gov. Newsom on Tuesday proposed a roughly $297 billion state budget plan for the 2023-24 fiscal year.  In contrast to last year’s nearly $100 billion surplus, the administration projects $29.5 billion in lower than estimated revenues and a $22.5 billion shortfall. The Newsom spending plan does some good things – including paying …

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Adopting UK Healthcare Model Could Be Fatal for US Patients

For weeks, the United Kingdom’s government-run healthcare system, the National Health Service, has been roiled by a series of labor strikes. It began last month, when, for the first time in NHS history, thousands of nurses walked out for a day to protest inadequate pay. Days later, ambulance workers across England and …

California

Housing, Crime, Regulation Are Pushing Californians to Texas and Florida

The number of ex-Californians keeps growing. The state lost 343,230 residents in 2021-22, says the Census Bureau. How could this happen? Isn’t California, as “The Ballad of Jed Clampett” insists, “the place you ought to be”? Apparently a growing number of people no longer feel that way. It’s not on …

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How to fix the doctor supply crunch

Roughly 100 million Americans live in areas without enough primary care doctors. Nationwide, we’re short about 17,000 of them right now. By 2034, that number could jump to 48,000, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges. To meet our country’s growing demand for care, we need to increase the …

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How to give patients a right to save on health care

Shopping around has never been easier. With a few clicks, consumers can easily find deals on flights, get multiple quotes on car insurance or price-match items in their local shopping mall. Yet when it comes to spending money on something really important — their health — consumers are largely in …

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Democrats’ deceptive rhetoric on Obamacare prices

Americans have until Jan. 15 to secure healthcare coverage through the Obamacare exchanges. This year’s open enrollment period has resulted in more people signing up than ever before. More than 11.5 million people have enrolled in the exchanges as of Dec. 15, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. That’s an 18% increase from …

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Deregulating Medical Devices Will Increase Innovation and Safety

Government regulation is supposed to make products safer. But new research shows that, at least for medical devices, regulation can have the opposite effect. In a paper published this past November, UC San Diego economist Parker Rogers found that when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reduces regulation on a category of products, innovation …

Classroom Ideology

The Critical Race Theory debate is turning parents into unlikely activists

Critical Race Theory (CRT) is among the most divisive doctrines to ever threaten America’s schoolchildren, and it has sparked an unprecedented grassroots uprising of parents whose stories of ideological resistance have been detailed in our new book The Great Parent Revolt. A multidisciplinary education philosophy that places race at the center …

Commentary

Don’t Buy Progressives’ Medical Debt Myth

More than four in ten adults have medical debt, according to recent research from the Kaiser Family Foundation.  That has prompted several states to take action. Arizona voters recently approved a ballot measure capping interest rates on medical debt and protecting more personal property from creditors. New York has enacted legislation prohibiting healthcare providers from placing …

Commentary

Britain shows perils of Medicare for All

Sen. Bernie Sanders, Vermont independent, will soon take the helm of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. He has already promised that his chairmanship will “focus on universal health care.” Mr. Sanders has long advocated a government takeover of the U.S. health insurance system. The crumbling of the …

California

On brink of recession, Newsom and lawmakers must budget cautiously

Gov. Newsom on Tuesday proposed a roughly $297 billion state budget plan for the 2023-24 fiscal year.  In contrast to last year’s nearly $100 billion surplus, the administration projects $29.5 billion in lower than estimated revenues and a $22.5 billion shortfall. The Newsom spending plan does some good things – including paying …

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Adopting UK Healthcare Model Could Be Fatal for US Patients

For weeks, the United Kingdom’s government-run healthcare system, the National Health Service, has been roiled by a series of labor strikes. It began last month, when, for the first time in NHS history, thousands of nurses walked out for a day to protest inadequate pay. Days later, ambulance workers across England and …

California

Housing, Crime, Regulation Are Pushing Californians to Texas and Florida

The number of ex-Californians keeps growing. The state lost 343,230 residents in 2021-22, says the Census Bureau. How could this happen? Isn’t California, as “The Ballad of Jed Clampett” insists, “the place you ought to be”? Apparently a growing number of people no longer feel that way. It’s not on …

Commentary

How to fix the doctor supply crunch

Roughly 100 million Americans live in areas without enough primary care doctors. Nationwide, we’re short about 17,000 of them right now. By 2034, that number could jump to 48,000, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges. To meet our country’s growing demand for care, we need to increase the …

Commentary

How to give patients a right to save on health care

Shopping around has never been easier. With a few clicks, consumers can easily find deals on flights, get multiple quotes on car insurance or price-match items in their local shopping mall. Yet when it comes to spending money on something really important — their health — consumers are largely in …

Commentary

Democrats’ deceptive rhetoric on Obamacare prices

Americans have until Jan. 15 to secure healthcare coverage through the Obamacare exchanges. This year’s open enrollment period has resulted in more people signing up than ever before. More than 11.5 million people have enrolled in the exchanges as of Dec. 15, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. That’s an 18% increase from …

Commentary

Deregulating Medical Devices Will Increase Innovation and Safety

Government regulation is supposed to make products safer. But new research shows that, at least for medical devices, regulation can have the opposite effect. In a paper published this past November, UC San Diego economist Parker Rogers found that when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reduces regulation on a category of products, innovation …

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