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Opinion/Editorial Health Care
October 14, 2019
By Jim Lakely
Week of October 7, 2019
October 8, 2019
By Christopher Talgo
Several studies estimate Sen. Bernie Sanders’ recently released Medicare for All (M4A) plan would cost approximately $30–$40 trillion over the next decade.
October 8, 2019
By Robert G. Holland
Instead of mental health days, Oregon should try mental health school transfers.
September 30, 2019
By Jim Lakely
Week of September 23, 2019
September 23, 2019
By Jim Lakely
Week of September 16, 2019
September 16, 2019
By Jim Lakely
Week of September 9, 2019
September 11, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber
If voters want a lesson in how a socialized health care system would work, they should learn how the U.S. health care system treats (or more accurately, mistreats) kidney patients.
September 9, 2019
By Jim Lakely
Week of September 2, 2019
September 6, 2019
By Sarah Lee
Voters routinely cite rising health care costs near the top of their list of concerns.
September 3, 2019
By Jim Lakely
Week of August 26, 2019
September 3, 2019
By John C. Goodman
Surprise medical billing is a problem that needs a solution. My own preference is for a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) solution.
August 26, 2019
By Jim Lakely
Week of August 19, 2019
August 21, 2019
By Christopher Talgo
In many cases, tax burdens would double, and for tens of millions of families, the increased taxes would far outweigh not needing to pay for health insurance premiums and out-of-pocket costs.
August 20, 2019
By Chad Savage
You might have missed this big news because the media largely ignored it, but President Donald Trump signed a historic health care health care executive order (EO) a few weeks ago.
August 19, 2019
By Jim Lakely
Week of August 12, 2019
August 13, 2019
By Robert G. Holland
Over the past 15 years, the Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP) has become the Little Engine That Could among school choice programs in the United States.
August 13, 2019
By Christopher Talgo
News flash: Medicare and Social Security, the nation’s two largest entitlement programs, are on the fast track towards bankruptcy.
August 5, 2019
By Jim Lakely
Week of July 29, 2019
August 5, 2019
By Avik Roy
For generations, the prices hospitals charge patients with private insurance have been shrouded in secrecy.
August 2, 2019
By Kim-Lien Nguyen, M.D.
Among the endless metrics for assessing the quality of health care, one that is exceedingly important for measuring physician quality is on the chopping block.
July 29, 2019
By Jim Lakely
Week of July 22, 2019
July 22, 2019
By Jim Lakely
Week of July 15, 2019
July 11, 2019
By Christina Herrin
Americans suffering from debilitating diseases should not have to lobby Congress or Food and Drug Administration (FDA) bureaucrats for special permission to access potentially lifesaving treatments.
July 11, 2019
By Sarah Lee
As the 2020 election creeps closer, candidates are focusing increasingly more on solving one of the most vexing problems Americans regularly encounter: the incredibly high cost of prescription drugs.
July 1, 2019
By Jim Lakely
Week of July 24, 2019
June 26, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber
A recent survey revealed only one in five people currently enrolled in an employer-sponsored health plan have a health savings account (HSA). More unsettling, few use them to save money for future health expenses.
June 14, 2019
By Matthew Glans, Lennie Jarratt, AnneMarie Schieber
“The current rules favoring employer-sponsored insurance have been in dire need of reform for years." - Matthew Glans
June 13, 2019
By Christina Herrin
For Jaci Hermstad and many others suffering from debilitating diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), time and treatment options are limited.
June 12, 2019
By Jane M. Orient, M.D.
Healing the sick is what medicine is about. The politicians who promise to “fix healthcare” can only destroy medicine—while bankrupting the country.
June 10, 2019
By Jim Lakely
Week of June 3, 2019
June 5, 2019
Widespread reports this spring that elderly patients in the United Kingdom were facing significant delays getting routine cataract operations coincided with the news that British rock music legend Mick Jagger
June 5, 2019
By Chad Savage
Direct primary care (DPC) doctors have found ways to improve health care access, include telemedicine, and offer deeply discounted rates on medications, labs, and imaging for a low-cost monthly membership, similar in design and value to Costco.
May 31, 2019
By Jane M. Orient, M.D.
In general, it is not a good idea to panic about anything. The panic itself often causes more harm than the original threat.
May 28, 2019
By Jim Lakely
Week of May 20, 2019
May 20, 2019
By Jim Lakely
Week of May 13, 2019
May 15, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber
For decades, states have had certificate-of-need (CON) laws that require health care investors to get permission from an appointed board before they can expand, purchase a new device, or offer new medical technology.
May 13, 2019
By Billy Aouste
Week of May 6, 2019
May 6, 2019
By Billy Aouste
Week of April 29, 2019
May 5, 2019
By Daniel Sutter
The current measles outbreak has brought new criticism of parents who refuse to vaccinate their children over vaccine safety concerns.  
April 23, 2019
By Alieta Eck, M.D.
Medicare has already become a system to be gamed.