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Sander’s Single Payer Vision Doesn’t See Human Suffering

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is poised to head the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee in the new Congress, which will be seated January 3. He plans to use his new post to “focus on universal healthcare.” That Sanders would devote his energies to advancing this policy is to …

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Bernie Sanders seeks new role to push Medicare for all

Last week, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) announced his intention to chair the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee in the next Congress. He’s promised to “focus on universal healthcare.” In other words, the senator’s long-standing quest for “Medicare for All” has new life. We can expect hearings featuring an array of …

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Declaring a “Right’ to Healthcare Feel-Good Symbolism Only

Will Oregon’s voters declare a “right” to healthcare? Voters nationwide took to the polls this week not just to select a new Congress but to settle a number of healthcare policy questions, from curbs on medical debt in Arizona to regulations on dialysis providers in California. Oregonians were asked to amend the …

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Americans Don’t Want Single-Payer Revolution

America’s private health insurance system is beyond saving, we’re often told by advocates of Medicare for All. As they see it, the only path forward is to abolish private coverage and replace it with a single government-run program. But that radical proposal is divorced from reality. New polling data show …

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Canada Single-Payer Healthcare Is Unsafe, Grossly Inefficient

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the first provincial single-payer health insurance plan in Canada — and the 50th anniversary of the extension of single-payer across our northern neighbor.   And yet, across the border in the United States, Medicare for All seems like a progressive pipe dream. What gives? Or, …

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VA issues illustrate pitfalls of government health care

In the fall of 2020, a patient in Augusta, Georgia, went to the local Veterans Affairs medical center for a minimally invasive urologic surgery, according to a new report from the VA’s Office of Inspector General. Less than two weeks later, the OIG reports, he was dead. The Inspector General …

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Dems’ Reconciliation Package Obscures Obamacare’s Failures With Taxpayer Cash

With fewer than 100 days until the midterms and President Biden’s approval rating underwater, Democrats are desperate for a political win they can trumpet on the campaign trail. They’re hoping the deceptively named Inflation Reduction Act is it. At the center of the bill is $64 billion in subsidies for health insurance purchased through …

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Don’t Fall Prey to Five Common Healthcare Myths

  President-elect Barack Obama has promised to make healthcare reform a top priority. But in order to follow through, Obama and lawmakers on Capitol Hill must reject some longstanding misconceptions about health care in this country. Here are five such myths. Each is widely repeated, deeply held – and dead …

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Bernie Sanders’s Healthcare Goals Are Deadly For Patients

Next month, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., will be back grandstanding at yet another hearing on “Medicare For All.” He’s promised to introduce a bill establishing a single-payer healthcare system “soon.” It would be the third time he’s done so since 2017. Sanders’s vision of a government takeover of the country’s …

Climate Change

Democrats’ Tone-Deafness on Medicare for All Costly

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 pathway worth considering was a …

Commentary

Sander’s Single Payer Vision Doesn’t See Human Suffering

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is poised to head the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee in the new Congress, which will be seated January 3. He plans to use his new post to “focus on universal healthcare.” That Sanders would devote his energies to advancing this policy is to …

Commentary

Bernie Sanders seeks new role to push Medicare for all

Last week, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) announced his intention to chair the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee in the next Congress. He’s promised to “focus on universal healthcare.” In other words, the senator’s long-standing quest for “Medicare for All” has new life. We can expect hearings featuring an array of …

Commentary

Declaring a “Right’ to Healthcare Feel-Good Symbolism Only

Will Oregon’s voters declare a “right” to healthcare? Voters nationwide took to the polls this week not just to select a new Congress but to settle a number of healthcare policy questions, from curbs on medical debt in Arizona to regulations on dialysis providers in California. Oregonians were asked to amend the …

Commentary

Americans Don’t Want Single-Payer Revolution

America’s private health insurance system is beyond saving, we’re often told by advocates of Medicare for All. As they see it, the only path forward is to abolish private coverage and replace it with a single government-run program. But that radical proposal is divorced from reality. New polling data show …

Commentary

Canada Single-Payer Healthcare Is Unsafe, Grossly Inefficient

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the first provincial single-payer health insurance plan in Canada — and the 50th anniversary of the extension of single-payer across our northern neighbor.   And yet, across the border in the United States, Medicare for All seems like a progressive pipe dream. What gives? Or, …

Commentary

VA issues illustrate pitfalls of government health care

In the fall of 2020, a patient in Augusta, Georgia, went to the local Veterans Affairs medical center for a minimally invasive urologic surgery, according to a new report from the VA’s Office of Inspector General. Less than two weeks later, the OIG reports, he was dead. The Inspector General …

Commentary

Dems’ Reconciliation Package Obscures Obamacare’s Failures With Taxpayer Cash

With fewer than 100 days until the midterms and President Biden’s approval rating underwater, Democrats are desperate for a political win they can trumpet on the campaign trail. They’re hoping the deceptively named Inflation Reduction Act is it. At the center of the bill is $64 billion in subsidies for health insurance purchased through …

Commentary

Don’t Fall Prey to Five Common Healthcare Myths

  President-elect Barack Obama has promised to make healthcare reform a top priority. But in order to follow through, Obama and lawmakers on Capitol Hill must reject some longstanding misconceptions about health care in this country. Here are five such myths. Each is widely repeated, deeply held – and dead …

Commentary

Bernie Sanders’s Healthcare Goals Are Deadly For Patients

Next month, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., will be back grandstanding at yet another hearing on “Medicare For All.” He’s promised to introduce a bill establishing a single-payer healthcare system “soon.” It would be the third time he’s done so since 2017. Sanders’s vision of a government takeover of the country’s …

Climate Change

Democrats’ Tone-Deafness on Medicare for All Costly

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 pathway worth considering was a …

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