Letting third parties pay our bills pushes prices higher and limits our options.
By restricting private health care choices, the NHS and other beloved single-payer systems were doomed from the start.
Gerald Friedman of the University of Massachusetts says yes, while the Pacific Research Institute's Sally Pipes says no.
Warren claims total costs for middle-class families would go down under her plan, but there are reasons to doubt this.
Taiwan’s system is less generous than the Sanders plan—yet it still struggles with cost control and access to care.
The presidential candidate wanted a proposal that was airtight and easy to explain. Her plan is neither.
Elizabeth Warren Wants To Pay for Medicare for All With a $9 Trillion Tax That Will Hit the Middle Class
Warren says it’s not a tax. But what else would you call a requirement that employers send money to the federal government to finance a public program?
Her refusal to answer a question about taxes isn’t just dodgy; it’s designed to mislead.
An argument against Bernie Sanders' health care plan in The New York Times.
The California senator's history of flip-flops reveal the emptiness of her campaign—and looming problems for her party.
The cost of single-payer would dwarf the price of Obamacare.
Under Warren's Medicare for All Plan, Many Hospitals Would Be Forced to Close—Especially in Poor, Rural Areas
By paying dramatically lower rates, the single-payer plan would lead to a contraction in health care services.
Hospitals gamed the system and costs didn’t come down.
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.
Designing and implementing a government-run health plan would raise many difficult questions.
The democratic socialist from Vermont wants to radically expand coverage and benefits—while paying far less for health care services.
House Democrats' new single-payer bill would legally prohibit today's private health insurance and determine financing for doctors and hospitals.
More Than 100 House Democrats Endorse Medicare for All Plan That Would Eliminate Private Health Insurance in Just Two Years
A new single-payer plan would be even more disruptive and expensive than Bernie Sanders' proposal.
Medicare for All, free college, breaking up the banks, a $15 minimum wage-the Vermont socialist wants to do it all.
The 2020 contender's single-payer pitch is all about disruption.
Support drops when you tell people it would require higher taxes, longer lines, and switching insurance plans.
With an Erroneous Tweet, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Inadvertently Reveals That Medicare-for-All Proponents Still Don't Have a Plan
Americans don't support single payer. They support Medicare for All, which is just a meaningless catchphrase.
At an election-eve campaign rally, Trump all but defends the health law he tried to repeal.
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.
Yes, that's trillion with a "t."
A new audit provides more details on the state Health Authority's waste and incompetence.
Reason editors talk single-payer health care, Rand Paul's push to deauthorize foreign wars, and Chelsea Manning vs. Harvard.
Thirty years ago, the young Sanders thought the cost of universal coverage would be "astronomical."
The new plan refuses to grapple with costs or tradeoffs.
Would the Trump administration give states permission to pursue government-run health care? That's what California and New York would need.
New York's Single-Payer Health Care Plan Would Be More Expensive Than New York's Entire State Government
New York collects about $80 billion in revenue annually, but the health care plan passed Tuesday would cost at least $91 billion every year (and probably more).
Health Policy Scholar Who Said the Public Option Would Lead to Single Payer Now Says You Shouldn't Worry that the Public Option Will Lead to Single Payer
In 2008, Jacob Hacker called the public option a slow path to a government-run health insurance system.
It's too disruptive and too expensive.
Thinks we should follow the lead of other countries