Magazine July 08, 2019, Issue



‘No’ to Socialized Medicine, Cont’d

A recent article by Avik Roy (“Socialized Medicine Is Bad for Your Health,” June 3) gives me pause in my waning support for repeal-and-replace and my gradual conversion to support for single-payer health care. But I would like to draw his attention to two points not addressed in his article that seem to me to be fundamental to any health-care solution:

First, Roy makes no mention of mandating health coverage for all Americans. That so many people were uninsured is what led us to Medicaid and Obamacare. It seems this issue must be addressed: We need to

NR Editors includes members of the editorial staff of the National Review magazine and website.

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Books, Arts & Manners




A reader responds to a recent article by Avik Roy, ‘Socialized Medicine Is Bad for Your Health.’

Plowing the Web

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Rat Patrol

Rat Patrol

Illegal leaks of classified information should be treated as a serious offense. But they would be easier to prevent if less information were classified.