Health Care Blog

With the mid-term elections now less than 100 days away, the siren-call for single-payer or “Medicare for All” continues.  Fifty-one percent of those polled earlier this year by Kaiser support single payer, the highest number ever recorded.   But as Seema Verma, Administrator at the Centers...

Single-payer has failed abroad and at home. Yet the call for single-payer from progressives has never been louder. Vermont senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and his dedicated followers have been the loudest. In his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, he promised “Medicare for All.”...

For now, California’s progressive politicians have judged single-payer as a bridge too far.  But that doesn’t mean they’ve given up trying to take over health care. As my Canadian mother used to say, “slowly, slowly, catchy monkey” - or be patient. On March 14, Assembly lawmakers...

Most news coverage focuses on the grandiose – repeal of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), or whether the U.S. should implement a single payer health care system. These existential questions matter of course – a lot. [caption id="attachment_20715" align="alignleft" width="231"] Click on the image above...