Health Care Commentary

This fall's midterm election ballot just got a little longer in Utah. In mid-April, progressive activists announced that they'd gathered enough signatures to force a November referendum on Medicaid expansion. Utah isn't the only red state flirting with extending free government health insurance to able-bodied, childless adults. Within...

Seven in 10 Democrats want to establish a Canada-style single-payer health care system. Progressive lawmakers are even more gung-ho. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., has introduced a “Medicare for All” bill modeled on Canada’s system. Sixteen of his Democratic colleagues have co-sponsored it. Meanwhile, over 60 percent...

This year, premiums for mid-level "silver" plans on the HealthCare.gov insurance exchange rose 32 percent. President Trump deserves the lion's share of the blame for this surge – at least according to a new report from the Urban Institute. The left-leaning think tank claims that uncertainty...

Americans have come down with single-payer fever. A whole 59% now back a national health plan, according to a March 2018 Kaiser Health Tracking Poll—way up from the 33% reported by the Pew Research Center in summer 2017. But the American people don’t really understand what supporting a...

Senate Republicans are complaining about Obamacare again. But this time, they're upset that the federal government isn't spending enough money to prop up the health law's insurance exchanges. Over a dozen GOP senators, nearly all of whom repeatedly campaigned on repealing and replacing Obamacare, tried to...

Most Americans harbor no love for health insurance companies, which often seem to nickel and dime customers. Doctors and hospital administrators don't like dealing with insurers either. Increasingly, patients and providers are choosing to cut out insurers and contract directly with each other. The model is...

A revival movement is sweeping the nation. Millions of souls have already been converted, thanks to a charismatic preacher and his passionate disciples. I'm talking, of course, about the doctrine of "Medicare for All" and its chief evangelist, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. The socialist senator's sermons...