Bernie Sanders’s health-care plan is the biggest attack on the rich of this campaign

Last fall, the Wall Street Journal estimated Bernie Sanders’ single-payer health care plan would cost the government a whopping $15 trillion over a decade. Sanders’ campaign objected – loudly – over that price tag. On Sunday evening, just before the Democratic presidential debate in South Carolina, Sanders finally released details of his plan, including a headline price […]

Hours before debate, Sanders shares details of health-care plan that would raise income taxes

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders would raise income taxes across the board — and by substantially more on high earners — to pay for an ambitious single-payer health-care plan, under details released Sunday night. The senator from Vermont said the $1.38-trillion-a-year plan, which was outlined before a Democratic debate here, would ultimately save most families […]

The U.S. Health Care Crisis Five Years After Passage of the Affordable Care Act A Data Snapshot

Despite passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, the U.S. health care crisis continues. While coverage has been expanded, the reform will leave 27 million people uninsured in 2024, according to the Congressional Budget Office. Much of the new coverage is of low actuarial value with high cost-sharing requirements, creating barriers to access. Choice […]

How High-Need Patients Experience the Health Care System in Nine Countries

A large portion of U.S. health care spending goes to the care of high-need patients. These individuals—people with clinically complex conditions, cognitive or physical limitations, or behavioral health problems—use a disproportionate amount of health care services and therefore represent an outsized percentage of costs. Five percent of the U.S. adult population accounts for 50 percent […]