by | Jun 27, 2019

When I was pregnant with my first child 16 years ago, I asked my doctor how much it would cost to pay for the birth out-of-pocket. He had no clue. The truth of the matter is that in most cases,…

by | Jun 4, 2019

“Medicare for All may sound good,” John Delaney, a former Maryland congressman running for president, told the California Democratic Convention, “but it’s actually not good policy, nor is it good politics.” The crowd booed, lengthily and lustily, as they had…

by | May 15, 2019

Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy might be the cancer cure patients have been waiting for — if only the government would get out of the way. CAR-T therapy is a novel treatment that trains the body’s immune system to…

by | Apr 8, 2019

It pays to shop. But only when the shopper pays does this axiom prove true. When a third party picks up the bill, it does not pay to, as Smokey Robinson’s mama told him, shop around. Grasping this basic truth,…

by | Feb 14, 2019

What Sen. Bernie Sanders’ “Medicare-for-all,” former President Obama’s Affordable Care Act and former House Speaker Paul Ryan’s Medicare “premium support” model all have in common is an overemphasis on health insurance coverage — who needs it, who is eligible for…

by | Feb 12, 2019

Donald Trump, weeks after presiding over the longest government shutdown in American history, boasts his highest approval ratings since his administration’s infancy. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, after refusing to budge in negotiations with the president, sees a 75-12…

by and | Feb 1, 2019

Howard Schultz, the chairman emeritus of Starbucks, ponders an independent presidential bid. Democrats dumped cold water, in a trenta-sized cup, on the idea. “Don’t Help Elect Trump, You Egotistical Billionaire F***” one heckler shouted at Schultz, while his online brethren…

by | Jan 15, 2019

The most objective piece of writing on illegal immigration to emerge from the legacy media last week appeared under the title, “If We Want to End the Border Crisis, It’s Time to Give Trump His Wall.” It was penned by…

by | Jan 15, 2019

Ten-year U.S. Treasury yields achieved their highest rate since 2011 last week. Though high by recent standards, 3.1 percent falls well below the postwar average. This present state—relatively low rates that nevertheless rise—affirms Shakespeare’s advice, “neither a borrower nor a…

by | Dec 24, 2018

A new report by the Department of Health and Human Services urges healthcare reform through more choice and competition. “Reforming America’s Healthcare Through Choice and Competition” cites the example of procedures paid for almost exclusively out of pocket by consumers,…

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