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The Healthy Skeptic: Comparing US health spending to that in other...

Critics of the United States' health care system, particularly academic critics, most of whom are government-run, single-payer system advocates, constantly attempt to buttress their...

The Healthy Skeptic: A look at national health spending

It is useful to understand past components of health spending from multiple perspectives, but it is even more important to examine where that spending...

The Healthy Skeptic: The pernicious effects of health care consolidation

For an extended period of time there has been ongoing massive consolidation of health care providers, health plans and everything else in health care....

The Healthy Skeptic: Members’ perceptions of their health plans

The Employee Benefits Research Institute does what its name suggests -- tracks data and trends in employer-offered health benefits. It recently released a brief...

The HIPAA hoax: Exposing America’s medical privacy betrayal 

Americans have been swindled. For more than two decades, patients in exam rooms and hospitals throughout the country have clung to the notion that their...

The Healthy Skeptic: Understanding Medicare and its financial woes

The federal Medicare program covers not only almost every American aged 65 or over, but several million "disabled" persons who are unable, or simply...

The Healthy Skeptic: The concentration of health care spending in the...

There are several ways to look at the distribution of health care spending in the United States — for example, by payment type, by...

Government-run health care delayed, but still rolling on

When the 2023 legislature adjourned on May 22, it had spared Minnesota a rush to instituting Government-run, single payer health care. Instead, it used...

Democrats want to provide MinnesotaCare to illegal immigrants 

Democrats have introduced a bill that would make illegal immigrants eligible for MinnesotaCare, a state-subsidized health insurance program. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Esther Agbaje,...

Commentary: Four ways to counter rising health insurance costs

Health insurance premiums are rapidly rising. Employers, facing a shortage of workers, and higher operating costs due to inflation, are scrambling to provide affordable...