Health Care Commentary

Last week, both New York and Kansas granted nurse practitioners the freedom to practice independently, without the supervision of a physician. The Empire State and the Sunflower State are now the 25th and 26th states to roll back "scope-of-practice" restrictions on NPs. This trend is worth celebrating. The shortage of primary care...

Expanding Medicaid is popular, according to new survey data from the Kaiser Family Foundation. Two-thirds of Americans living in the 12 states that have not expanded the program as prescribed by Obamacare want their leaders to change course and boost enrollment. Perhaps they'll change their minds after reviewing...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention just recommended that seniors get a second COVID-19 booster shot. But there are plenty of people over the age of 65 — one-third, according to the latest data — who have not yet gotten their first booster. Perhaps that's...

The Biden administration may soon cripple America’s economy — inadvertently, of course. Officials are reportedly giving serious consideration to a “march-in” petition, nominally filed by a handful of cancer patients but promoted by Knowledge Ecology International, the activist group founded by Ralph Nader. The petition urges...

Sustainably addressing the problems of rising prices and declining quality requires reforms that empower patients and doctors, improve price transparency, and eliminate the perverse incentives of our current health insurance system that drive up costs and limit care. Instead of addressing the health care system’s core...

The Covid-19 pandemic should be a wakeup call that there is something very wrong—irreparable, even—at the World Health Organization. This revelation shouldn’t come as a surprise. After all, the WHO is a constituent of the relentlessly incompetent and politicized United Nations. From the beginning, government officials,...

President Obama made news last week by returning to the White House for the first time since he left office. The reason for his visit? A policy announcement by the current president about the former president's eponymous healthcare law. The Biden administration wants to fix the so-called "family...

In the last three months, state legislators have introduced more than 70 bills that would modify "scope-of-practice" laws—regulations that set limits on the care physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other qualified professionals can provide to patients. It's no wonder why. Many state lawmakers understood the benefits of temporarily relaxing these...