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Red-State Death, Blue-State Health?

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman uses ‘deaths of despair’ as a partisan bludgeon.

So Trump Wants to Make the Gop the ‘Party of Health Care’? Here’s How to Do It.

Making Republicans the party of health care means putting the commitment to health care and financial security first and the goal of cost control second.

The GOP Governor Will Pay a Price for Taxpayer-Funded Abortion in Illinois

Last week, Republican governor Bruce Rauner took an action so shocking in its duplicity and so out of step with the views of Illinois voters that many political watchers say it has likely ended his career in electoral politics.

Here’s How Ronald Reagan Would Fix the GOP’s Health-Care Mess

By adopting the liberal caricature of President Reagan as an anti-government zealot, Republicans have hurt their ability to win elections and hindered their ability to govern when they did. The current debacle over health-care reform is simply the latest example of this three-decade trend.

GOP Priorities Don’t Resonate With Voters on Healthcare

For many people, nothing is more important about the AHCA than the number of people it helps to buy health insurance. For the Republican leadership, however, it seems the most important value of the bill can be summed up in one word: money.

The Bald-Faced Hypocrisy of Progressives’ Refusal to Reform Medicaid

It’s hard to imagine a reform that could do worse than the status quo.

The Republican Health-Care Debate

A guide for the perplexed.

Entitlement Reform Remains an Absolute Necessity

Entitlement reform is not optional. If we wait until a crisis is upon us, the cuts will be blunt and disruptive.

The Trump Plan: Big Tax Hikes or Big Deficits

Trump’s pledge to reduce deficits by eliminating waste, fraud, and abuse is the most tired, canned answer in the book. It is what politicians say when they have no real ideas.

What’s Holding Back the Supply of Innovative, Consumer-Friendly Medical Services?

To improve health care, physicians and other suppliers of medical services must be given the freedom to meet consumer demand with innovations that improve the convenience, efficiency, and effectiveness of medical care.