Health Care Commentary

About 10,000 Americans turn 65 each day. Many may soon leave the workforce and claim the Medicare benefits they believe they’re entitled to after paying Medicare taxes for decades in the workforce. But they may be in for a rude awakening. Even after paying tens or hundreds...

Nearly 84 million Americans live in “primary-care health professional shortage areas” — places that don’t have enough primary-care physicians to meet patient need. That includes over 7.8 million patients living here in California. Even in the face of this shortage, only 25 states grant the right...

On Thursday, officials at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced that Medicare will limit coverage of Aduhelm, the first promising treatment for Alzheimer's in years, to patients participating in clinical trials. This precedent is devastating. By curtailing broad access to an FDA-approved medicine, Medicare...

There’s nothing ‘moderate’ about the suffering that will result from the supposed ‘middle ground’ between the status quo and a single-payer system. California officials have recently fined L.A. Care, America’s largest publicly operated health-insurance program, $55 million for letting poor Angelenos suffer and die as they...

House Democrats haven't given up on bringing socialized health care to the United States — at least judging from a hearing the Committee on Oversight and Reform held earlier this week. The event was titled "Examining Pathways to Universal Health Coverage." But for the committee's Democrats, the only...

Earlier this month, Rep. Frank Pallone, a New Jersey Democrat, introduced a bill that could restrict the Food and Drug Administration's "accelerated approval" pathway — the program responsible for bringing promising medicines to patients years ahead of schedule. The accelerated approval pathway is a rare example...