Younger doctors who are flirting with support of government-run health care should consider some hard facts—including the unfortunate results such control would likely have for patients and doctors themselves. They should also look at the recent raw experience of Britain with a government-controlled health care system.
Robert E. Moffit, a seasoned veteran of more than three decades in Washington policymaking, is a senior fellow in The Heritage Foundation's Center for Health Policy Studies.
August 14, 2018, 10:09 AM EDT
August 1, 2018, 9:40 AM EDT
Socialism is expensive. In a new cost analysis, Charles Blahous, formerly a member of the Medicare board of trustees, concludes that Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ “Medicare for All” bill (S. 1804) would cost a breathtaking $32.6 trillion over 10 years.
May 7, 2018, 8:35 AM EDT
Alfie Evans, a severely ill 23-month-old British child, recently died. The child was confined by British authorities in a hospital run by the British National Health Service.
April 27, 2018, 2:58 PM EDT
The next time Sen. Bernie Sanders or his progressive Senate allies tout their proposal for total federal control of health care, just remember the case of Alfie Evans.
February 14, 2018, 9:49 AM EST
The White House’s Office of Management and Budget just released its annual budget proposal—and on health policy, it’s sending massively mixed messages.
November 22, 2017, 12:59 PM EST
Forget good intentions. Remember bad results.
May 26, 2017, 12:14 PM EDT
Medicaid, the huge government health program for the poor and the indigent, is broken.
May 12, 2017, 8:42 AM EDT
A major insurance company has decided to entirely withdraw from all of Obamacare‘s health insurance exchanges in 2018.
November 8, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Taxpayers are being squeezed in Obamacare’s tightening vice.
November 7, 2016, 12:18 PM EST
Obamacare is a veritable fountain of unintended consequences.
November 2, 2016, 3:27 PM EDT
The Affordable Care Act has a serious “affordability” problem.
October 20, 2016, 8:27 AM EDT
Central planning is the disease.
May 23, 2016, 2:07 PM EDT
The Obama administration has proposed regulatory changes in payment for Medicare Part B drugs. They’re looking to impose a broad, multi-year change through a demonstration project.
May 12, 2016, 10:00 AM EDT
It seems that federal officials have worked overtime to undermine public trust. Benghazi, the IRS abuses, the “fast and furious” gun-running fiasco, the solar power boondoggles, and the seemingly endless implementation problems of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)—all these scandals have common themes: Arrogant and abusive bureaucracy, double dealing, lame excuses and legal hairsplitting.
March 24, 2016, 11:17 AM EDT
Hawking the Affordable Care Act (ACA) six years ago, President Barack Obama said, “Every single good idea to bend the cost curve and start actually reducing health care costs [is] in this bill.”
March 19, 2015, 2:59 PM EDT
The House Republican congressional leadership is poised to announce a major “deal” with House Democrats on repealing the troublesome “Sustainable Growth Rate” (SGR) formula for updating Medicare physician payment. Such a change is expected to cost taxpayers over $200 billion over 10 years.
October 14, 2014, 10:10 AM EDT
On November 15, open enrollment in the Obamacare exchanges begins again. Before the second act of our national healthcare drama commences, let’s review what we’ve learned in Act I.