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Single-Payer Fact Check

by Bill Hammond |  August 31, 2018 | NY Torch Gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon cited a lot of statistics in favor of single-payer health care in her debate with Governor Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday, but most of them were confused, misleading or false. Cuomo…

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RAND’s iffy single-payer estimates

by Bill Hammond | August 10, 2018 | NY Torch For New Yorkers wondering whether a statewide single-payer plan would be feasible and affordable, the RAND Corporation’s just-published report provides only partial answers. The hypothetical scenario analyzed by RAND relies…

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‘Medicare for all’ is a pipe dream

BY DR. MARC SIEGEL, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR 08/04/18 06:00 PM EDT A new study released by Charles Blahous at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University has received a lot of attention this week. It concludes that the “Medicare for all”…

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Is Single Payer the Answer?

By Bea Grause, RN, JD, HANYS President, on Thursday, June 14, 2018 Years ago, an economist friend of mine and I would take long walks in the woods to talk about healthcare reform. As we navigated dozens of thorny topics,…

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