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Cross out Medicare X

Democrats argue that Medicare X “would help achieve universal health care by making coverage more affordable and accessible,” especially in rural communities. Democrats claim that they just want to offer another health insurance choice. But Medicare X would simply nudge us along toward the Democrats’ endgame: a complete government takeover ...
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Sanders Views Canada’s Healthcare Through Rose-Colored Glasses

Sen. Bernie Sanders’s, I-Vt., assessment of U.S. healthcare during an event at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health earlier this month, was “It is a system not designed to provide health care to all people in a cost-effective way.” What Sen. Sanders failed to mention is that his preferred model for care delivery ...
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Oh, Canada: U.S. Patients Don’t Want Your Health Policies

There’s never been a worse time to get sick in Canada. Our northern neighbors must wait 2.5 years longer than Americans enrolled in Medicare to access new drugs, according to a report published this month by the Canadian Health Policy Institute. The Canadian government has chosen to deprive its citizens of the ...
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California’s Single-Payer Health Insurance Dream Remains a Fantasy

The state Assembly’s Health Committee advanced Assembly Bill 2200 this week. The bill would ban private health insurance and force all state residents into “CalCare,” a government-run health plan. Nine Democrats voted aye, four Republicans voted no, and three Democrats abstained. The measure now heads to the Appropriations Committee. But AB 2200’s odds ...
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California’s single-payer health care boondoggle is back and worse than ever

Karl Marx could have been forecasting the future of California when he said that history repeats itself – first as tragedy, then as farce. The tragedy is a state budget of $225.9 billion this year, with a budget deficit equivalent to nearly one-third of that figure – $73 billion, according to the latest estimate from the state ...
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Golden State May Learn Single-Payer Mania Has Hefty Price

The California legislature will soon consider yet another bid to launch a government takeover of the state’s health insurance system. Known as the California Guaranteed Health Care for All Act, AB 2200 seeks to ban private health insurance and enroll all state residents — including those currently covered by Medicare and Medi-Cal, ...
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Compared To UK Physicians, US Docs Have It Made

America’s doctors are lobbying for better pay. The American Medical Association and other doctor groups are currently urging Congress to roll back a 3.37 percent cut to Medicare reimbursement rates that took effect at the beginning of the year. This quarrel over pay should disabuse U.S. doctors of any sympathy for ...
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Sally Pipes’ comments on the return of CA universal healthcare proposal in The Center Square

California proposal for universal healthcare bans private care, doubles spending By Kenneth Schrupp Healthcare experts say this measure would increase doctor wait times, shortages and strikes in a state public healthcare system already suffering from too few doctors. In Canada, where private coverage is outlawed, the average wait time from ...
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Government run health care won’t improve life expectancy

Between 2021 and 2022, U.S. life expectancy jumped more than 12 months, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. An American born today can now expect to live 77.5 years — up from 76.4 in 2021. Predictably, this good news didn’t register with progressives working ...
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California’s single-payer dream further away than ever

California is facing a record budget deficit next year of $68 billion. As a result, Gov. Gavin Newsom and the Democratic supermajority in the state legislature will have to scale back their progressive ambitions. Can the state really afford the looming rise in the minimum wage for healthcare workers to ...
Commentary

Read about the latest push for government health care

Cross out Medicare X

Democrats argue that Medicare X “would help achieve universal health care by making coverage more affordable and accessible,” especially in rural communities. Democrats claim that they just want to offer another health insurance choice. But Medicare X would simply nudge us along toward the Democrats’ endgame: a complete government takeover ...
Commentary

Read the latest on single payer health care proposals

Sanders Views Canada’s Healthcare Through Rose-Colored Glasses

Sen. Bernie Sanders’s, I-Vt., assessment of U.S. healthcare during an event at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health earlier this month, was “It is a system not designed to provide health care to all people in a cost-effective way.” What Sen. Sanders failed to mention is that his preferred model for care delivery ...
Commentary

Oh, Canada: U.S. Patients Don’t Want Your Health Policies

There’s never been a worse time to get sick in Canada. Our northern neighbors must wait 2.5 years longer than Americans enrolled in Medicare to access new drugs, according to a report published this month by the Canadian Health Policy Institute. The Canadian government has chosen to deprive its citizens of the ...
Commentary

Read the latest on CA single-payer health care proposals

California’s Single-Payer Health Insurance Dream Remains a Fantasy

The state Assembly’s Health Committee advanced Assembly Bill 2200 this week. The bill would ban private health insurance and force all state residents into “CalCare,” a government-run health plan. Nine Democrats voted aye, four Republicans voted no, and three Democrats abstained. The measure now heads to the Appropriations Committee. But AB 2200’s odds ...
Commentary

Read the latest on California single payer health care proposals

California’s single-payer health care boondoggle is back and worse than ever

Karl Marx could have been forecasting the future of California when he said that history repeats itself – first as tragedy, then as farce. The tragedy is a state budget of $225.9 billion this year, with a budget deficit equivalent to nearly one-third of that figure – $73 billion, according to the latest estimate from the state ...
Commentary

Golden State May Learn Single-Payer Mania Has Hefty Price

The California legislature will soon consider yet another bid to launch a government takeover of the state’s health insurance system. Known as the California Guaranteed Health Care for All Act, AB 2200 seeks to ban private health insurance and enroll all state residents — including those currently covered by Medicare and Medi-Cal, ...
Commentary

Compared To UK Physicians, US Docs Have It Made

America’s doctors are lobbying for better pay. The American Medical Association and other doctor groups are currently urging Congress to roll back a 3.37 percent cut to Medicare reimbursement rates that took effect at the beginning of the year. This quarrel over pay should disabuse U.S. doctors of any sympathy for ...
Featured

Sally Pipes’ comments on the return of CA universal healthcare proposal in The Center Square

California proposal for universal healthcare bans private care, doubles spending By Kenneth Schrupp Healthcare experts say this measure would increase doctor wait times, shortages and strikes in a state public healthcare system already suffering from too few doctors. In Canada, where private coverage is outlawed, the average wait time from ...
Commentary

Government run health care won’t improve life expectancy

Between 2021 and 2022, U.S. life expectancy jumped more than 12 months, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. An American born today can now expect to live 77.5 years — up from 76.4 in 2021. Predictably, this good news didn’t register with progressives working ...
Commentary

California’s single-payer dream further away than ever

California is facing a record budget deficit next year of $68 billion. As a result, Gov. Gavin Newsom and the Democratic supermajority in the state legislature will have to scale back their progressive ambitions. Can the state really afford the looming rise in the minimum wage for healthcare workers to ...
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