California governor Gavin Newsom, who campaigned on bringing single-payer health care to California, has taken the next step by proposing to replace the state’s existing health-care advisory commission with a new commission that is narrowly focused on single-payer health care.
Newsom stated that “a single-payer financing system is the best way to achieve universal coverage.… My goal is to get everybody in and to stabilize costs.
Many of the Left’s recent policy proposals are not only quite radical, but scientifically, economically, and numerically illiterate. They are crowding out discussion of serious proposals to deal with the legitimate issues raised. A closer look reveals, for example, that Medicare for All and the Green New Deal wildly violate the laws of supply and demand, physics, and arithmetic.
Back in 2004, the university-biotech complex and its camp followers in the media and Hollywood convinced California voters to borrow $3 Billion to establish the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM). Its purpose was to pay for embryonic stem-cell and human-cloning research over which the federal-government imposed funding restrictions.
The Hoover Institution's PolicyEd program is launching a new video series "Lessons from the Hoover Institution Policy Boot Camp," featuring lectures from the intensive, one-week program available to a select group of college students, recent graduates, and young professionals. Covering the economic, political, and social aspects of United States public policy, this new video series makes this exclusive educational content available to everyone.
Massachusetts Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has now lost whatever slim chance she had of becoming President. In the first debate between Democratic Party presidential candidates, Warren endorsed the idea of taking away private health insurance from every American who has it, and replacing it with a socialist-style, one-size-fits-all government-run health plan.
Physician and author Adam Cifu of the University of Chicago talks about being a medical conservative with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Cifu encourages doctors to appreciate the complexity of medical care and the reality that many medical techniques advocated by experts are not always beneficial or cost-effective. The conversation explores the challenges of finding reliable evidence to support medical interventions and the inherent uncertainty surrounding outcomes.
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines single-payer health care systems, their many flaws, and outlines why legislators should resist efforts to implement these reforms at both the state and federal level.
The Working Group on Health Care Policy devises public policies that enable more Americans to get better value for their health care dollar and foster appropriate innovations that will extend and improve life.