Health Care Commentary

Democrats have decided to stop worrying and embrace government-run, single-payer health care. On July 19, 70 House members launched a new Medicare for All caucus. A House bill to implement single-payer — H.R. 676 — already has 122 cosponsors, about two-thirds of House Democrats. Democratic National Committee Deputy Chair...

In early July, the Trump administration announced that it would suspend $10 billion in transfer payments to insurers after a federal court ruled that Obamacare's "risk-adjustment" program was flawed. The program authorizes the federal government to take money from exchange insurers with an above-average share...

The Trump administration wants to require Medicaid recipients to work in exchange for their benefits. That means working, volunteering, attending school, or job training for 80 hours a month. Yet this reasonable reform has provoked howls of outrage from progressives, who say the requirements would...

‘Medicare for all’ is a loser Letter to the editor: In her USA TODAY column “Medicare for all is a winner for Democrats, as Ocasio-Cortez and others have shown,” Erica Payne argued that Democrats should endorse Medicare for all because “it’s more than just good policy. It’s...

The Trump administration recently finalized a rule that will enable millions of Americans to join association health plans. AHPs allow small businesses and self-employed individuals in the same geographic area or industry to link up to purchase coverage. Such plans can be significantly cheaper than...

Premiums for health insurance plans on ObamaCare's exchanges will rise an average of 15 percent next year, according to a new report from the Congressional Budget Office. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., has blamed President Trump and congressional Republicans for the rate hikes – and...

More than one-third of California's $200 billion budget goes toward health care. Private health insurance spending in the state, meanwhile, exceeds more than $100 billion a year. Unfortunately, all that spending doesn't appear to make health care more accessible. That's the troubling finding of a comprehensive...

When Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez beat 10-term veteran Rep. Joe Crowley, D-N.Y., in the New York's 14th Congressional District primary, she instantly became a national celebrity, and the Democratic Party took another big step towards embracing socialized medicine. The 28-year-old Bronx native ran as an unapologetic socialist, a protege...