Health Care Commentary

President Trump has a message for millions of able-bodied Medicaid recipients: Get a job. Since January, the administration has allowed states to require Medicaid beneficiaries who are not disabled to engage in 80 hours per month of work, volunteering, job training, or school in return for...

Prominent politicos are voicing concerns about the wave of impending mergers in the health-care industry. On August 1, California insurance commissioner Dave Jones urged the Justice Department to block the merger of Aetna and CVS, fretting it “will have anticompetitive effects and … harm consumers.” Days later, the...

Healthcare reform may not be dead yet in this country. Late last month, the U.S. House of Representatives green-lit three bills that would put money back in the pockets of patients. Now it's up to the Senate to act. What better way to close out the...

“A crisis of affordability.” That’s what is plaguing the individual health insurance market, according to Seema Verma, the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. The culprit? Obamacare. The health law’s regulations have steadily driven up the cost of insurance. Between 2013 — the year...

More than a dozen state attorneys general just sued the Department of Labor over a new rule that makes it easier for small businesses and self-employed individuals to form “association health plans.” AHPs enable these firms and sole proprietors to band together to negotiate with...

November's midterm elections are just around the corner. This fall, Democratic congressional candidates are betting the farm -- or shall we say the House -- on government-run health care. The crop of Democrats eyeing the presidency in 2020, meanwhile, is similarly united behind a government takeover...

Open enrollment season for health insurance is just around the corner. Starting November 1, Americans who don’t get coverage through work or the government will be able to sign up for health plans that take effect in 2019. Fewer will do so this year than last,...

Senator Bernie Sanders and his army of supporters of government-run health care evidently believe that American workers could use a pay cut. That's the natural consequence of single-payer health care, as a recent analysis of Canada's healthcare system illustrates. Last year, Canadian patients forewent $1.9 billion in...