The Left’s Utopian Health Care Promises

Democrats have been pulling levers for decades to exert greater and greater government control over our health sector.  But the more government gets involved, the more dysfunctional the market becomes.  The left now contends that the mess can only be solved with a complete government takeover. They believe their moment has come. Americans are indeed frustrated...

‘Medicare for All’ vs. ‘Medicare for Less’?

The liberal talking point is inaccurate. But there’s a reason it resonates with the public. The 2020 presidential race will pit the Democrats’ “Medicare for All” proposal against the Trump administration’s “Medicare for Less.” At least that’s how the Washington Post and some Democratic political operatives suggest it will play out. According to the Post article, progressives are...

The Risks of Medicare for All

Planting one health-care system requires uprooting another. Critics of American health care often ask why ours is the only highly developed country without a taxpayer-funded universal health-care system. It is a question meant to answer itself: There is no good reason, so the U.S. should fall in line with European financing methods. That is the view...

Replacing Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance with Government-Financed Coverage: Considerations for Policymakers

In an important paper the Galen Institute is releasing today, Senior Fellow Doug Badger examines the role that employer-sponsored health insurance (ESI) plays in the larger U.S. health sector and offers considerations for policymakers contemplating replacing ESI with government-financed coverage. In “Replacing Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance with Government-Financed Coverage: Considerations for Policymakers,” Badger examines the history...