The GOP’s decadeslong refusal to offer a compelling health care alternative has given Democrats the political upper hand.
The president promised to protect Medicare and Social Security, America's biggest entitlement programs.
Historian Amity Shlaes talks about the last time a president massively expanded the federal government to help people.
Amity Shlaes's new history of the late 1960s explains the failure of the last time the federal government tried to fix all that was wrong with America.
A range of libertarian-world approaches to the impending trial of Donald Trump
The presidential candidate wanted a proposal that was airtight and easy to explain. Her plan is neither.
She hasn't come up with a plan to pay for single-payer. She's come up with a plan to let her claim she has a plan.
The details are reeeaaaaaally sketchy, but here's what we know now.
The presidential candidate is still dodging tough questions.
The president's first big rally was a greatest hits show that dodged many of today's biggest issues.
The federal budget situation used to be an emergency. What happened?
Bernie Sanders Thinks Medicare for All Would Solve America's Health Care Problems. It Would Make Them Worse.
The nation's largest health care program faces a shortfall in less than a decade.
Being a presidential candidate means never having to say sorry for heavy-handed proposals to limit choice and promise free stuff.
The democratic socialist from Vermont wants to radically expand coverage and benefits—while paying far less for health care services.
Putting the government at the center of health care means putting politics at the center of doctor-patient relationships.
Meanwhile, both support single-payer, which would radically cut payments to health care providers.
A new report predicts Medicare spending will rise faster than private health care spending.
What comes next in the Virginia governor scandal, why "Medicare for All" ain't happening, and how Baby Boomers are a fatberg clogging America's cultural sewers
An Insured Woman Was Hit With $20,000 in Surprise Bills After a Trip to a San Francisco Emergency Room. The Prices Were Set by the City.
Blame the city Board of Supervisors for unusually high hospital bills.
Our fiscal problems aren't going away. In fact, they're getting worse.
Under the health law, Medicare started penalizing hospitals for too many readmissions. Now mortality rates are up.
Plus: Postmodern marketplaces or fraud? And the Reason webathon continues!
By 2020, interest on the debt will cost more than Medicaid. By 2025, it will cost more than defense spending. And that's just the start.
At an election-eve campaign rally, Trump all but defends the health law he tried to repeal.
Turns out voters like the Democratic health law...when it's run by Republicans.
In a new op-ed attacking single-payer, Trump inadvertently reveals that he's in favor of socialism-as long as it's for his supporters.
CNN's Jake Tapper kept asking the socialist candidate where the money would come from. Eventually, he gave up.
Cynthia Nixon Has No Idea How Much New York's Millionaires Pay in Taxes. She Wants Them To Foot the Bill For Her Progressive Agenda Anyway.
Progressive policies require higher rates and a broader base.
Prescription drugs are getting more and more expensive thanks to the needlessly complex interplay of intellectual property, public funding, and FDA regulation.
Medicare will run dry even sooner. Do you trust anyone in Washington to solve this problem?
From ripping families apart to nominating a torture-enabler as CIA director, the administration is calling the GOP's bluff, Reason editors argue.
Under the final rule, pharmacists may fill high-dose opioid prescriptions as long as they verify them.
Taking a cue from the CDC, the proposed regulation imposes an arbitrary cap on opioid prescriptions.
'Medicare Is a Bank Without Security Guards:' Media Executive David Goldhill Debates Princeton's Paul Starr
Watch or listen to the latest Soho Forum on expanding government-run health care.
If single-payer couldn't make it out of Sanders' home state, there's no reason to try it on all of America.
The Fifth Column interviews the ex-Reasoner about this week's political controversies
The new plan refuses to grapple with costs or tradeoffs.