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  • Posted on Monday, April 17, 2017
    By Catherine Rampell | The Washington Post, April 17, 2017
    Despite the rise of the tea party and unified Republican control of government, one decidedly anti-free-market idea appears ascendant: single-payer health care.

  • Posted on Monday, April 17, 2017
    By Phil Arvia | Daily Southtown, April 17, 2017
    Obamacare, Trumpcare, I don't care. There is no fixing U.S. health care as it now teeters, a festering bureaucracy that spends more money on patients than any other country in the world yet lets them die faster than many nations supposedly our lesser siblings.

  • Posted on Thursday, April 6, 2017
    By Katie Halper | Paste, April 6, 2017
    Debating healthcare policy, along with the medical, ethical, historical, statistical and political elements that go into it, can be daunting, to say the least. But my heart and brain lead me to think that it’s not a good sign that the United States is the only industrialized nation failing to provide universal healthcare as a right. Those other countries are probably onto something.

  • Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2017
    Perhaps the most fundamental principle of health insurance is to pool risk - the high costs of the few are distributed amongst all participants in the pool. Since health care has become so expensive, distributing costs has made each person’s share - the insurance premium - unaffordable for many.
  • Posted on Monday, April 24, 2017
    Paul Song’s article is particularly helpful in understanding the health care reform challenge before us in that it describes one of the most successful programs in the nation - California’s - while noting the gross inadequacies of reform limited by our current federal laws and regulations.
  • Posted on Friday, April 21, 2017
    We hear often of healthy individuals remaining uninsured because of the very high cost of health insurance, but it is a risk that they are willing to take because they have very few health care needs…though they hope nothing really bad happens. Well, bad things do happen, and this study confirms that 70 percent of those who lost the bet face destitution.