SINGLE-PAYER OPPONENTS SAY THE TRANSITION PROCESS WOULD BE TOO DIFFICULT. BUT 10,000 PEOPLE DO IT EVERY DAY.

OPPONENTS OF SINGLE-PAYER health care frequently claim that such a system might be wonderful in theory, but getting there would be too disruptive. Many Americans, the argument goes, have private health insurance coverage, and the transition to a government plan would be jarring. “Half of America gets their health insurance coverage on the job,” American Hospital […]

Trump to Scrap Critical Health Care Subsidies, Hitting Obamacare Again

WASHINGTON — President Trump will scrap subsidies to health insurance companies that help pay out-of-pocket costs of low-income people, the White House said late Thursday. His plans were disclosed hours after the president ordered potentially sweeping changes in the nation’s insurance system, including sales of cheaper policies with fewer benefits and fewer protections for consumers. […]

Why America Needs Foreign Medical Graduates

As our recent eight-nation bracket tournament showed, many people think the United States health care system has a lot of problems. So it seems reasonable to think of policy changes that make things better, not worse. Making it harder for immigrants to come here to practice medicine would fail that test. The American system relies to a […]

Which Country Has the Best Health Care System? Readers Respond

TRANQUILLITY OF SPIRIT I have both French and American passports. Americans should understand the tranquillity of spirit that truly universal health care brings to a population. People have worries … but not about losing everything because of an illness. — Bob Nelson, Calais, France I’m British. For me the idea that “Can I afford to accept […]