Many Americans assume that all European countries have single-payer health care systems. That's not true. They all offer universal coverage-in which health insurance is subsidized for all citizens-but only some of those countries, like the United Kingdom, actually have a system in which private insurers play no meaningful role, because the government serves as the sole insurance company (i.e., the single payer).
Avik Roy is a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute. In 2012, Roy served as a health care policy adviser to Mitt Romney.
October 3, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT
September 17, 2014, 11:22 AM EDT
Democrats are trumpeting preliminary estimates indicating that premiums on Obamacare’s insurance exchanges will rise modestly, on average, in 2015. These early indications have led to a peculiar type of crowing from Obamacare supporters: “See, Obamacare isn’t collapsing!” And it’s true: Obamacare isn’t collapsing.
September 8, 2014, 3:16 PM EDT
For years, experts in internet security have been warning of Obamacare’s vulnerability to hackers. Given the amount of sensitive data that Obamacare requires you to disclose in order to take advantage of its various subsidies, and the incompetence of government website contractors, it was a disaster in waiting. Well, the disaster has happened.
October 17, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT
The Healthcare.gov website requires that individuals looking for coverage enter personal information before comparing plans. IT experts believe that this requirement is causing the website to crash.
October 10, 2013, 10:51 AM EDT
If you want to track how well the law is working, keep an eye on three aspects of it.
September 24, 2013, 11:23 AM EDT
The centerpiece of President Obama's new health law is a collection of government-sponsored insurance exchanges.