Politics & Policy

A GOP Prescription

Americans rank health care as one of their top domestic concerns; Democrats are heavily favored on the issue; and Barack Obama campaigns on his health-care plan. What’s a Republican to ...
Politics & Policy

Bad Medicine

For nearly 14 years, Democrats have tried to persuade Americans that, after the disaster of 1994, they were no longer interested in making sweeping changes to the nation’s health-care system. No ...
Politics & Policy

A Prescription for SiCKO

Fourteen years ago, Harry and Louise joined us in our living rooms and told Americans about Hillary Clinton’s health-care proposal. To liberals, the insurance industry-sponsored TV spots represented the worst ...
Politics & Policy

Regime Change

No one would argue that Stephen Harper, leader of Canada’s Conservative party, is charismatic or telegenic. Indeed, even the newly elected prime-minister-designate acknowledged as much in the last party leaders’ ...
Politics & Policy

A Prescription For Health

After sealing his win, President George W. Bush outlined an ambitious domestic agenda for the second term: Social Security reform, tax simplification, higher academic standards for public education, and a ...
Politics & Policy

The Free-Market Cure

Back in December, health care seemed like the last issue Democrats would want to highlight in this campaign. A prescription-drug benefit had just been added to Medicare–the largest expansion in ...
Politics & Policy

Less Is More

Earlier this month, 150 organizations celebrated Cover the Uninsured Week, a national campaign to raise awareness about those lacking medical coverage. Some 2,000 events were planned with the subtle hope ...