Canada’s Government-Run Health Care Buckles Under COVID-19

Apr 17, 2020

Friday greetings from Washington, where President Trump issues guidelines for states to begin the return to something closer to normal. Fred Lucas has the latest. On the podcast, Heritage Foundation legal eagle John Malcolm talks about the limits of government power during a pandemic. Plus: the need for more paycheck protection; Canada proves that socialized medicine is no cure-all; and China's persecution of the faithful. Sixty years ago today, American rockabilly star Eddie Cochran ("Summertime Blues") is killed at 21 when the taxi carrying him from a show in Bristol, England, crashes en route to an airport. Stay well this weekend.

By Peter St. Onge

The Los Angeles Times declared it conventional wisdom that COVID-19 proves Bernie Sanders was right about "Medicare for All." But Canada's government-run health care proves otherwise.
By Rachel del Guidice

Is it OK for officials to impose curfew? What about banning church attendance in your car? Can the government order you to wear a mask? The Heritage Foundation's John Malcolm has answers.
By Hans von Spakovsky

President Trump warned that if the House does not agree to let the Senate adjourn, then he would "exercise my constitutional authority to adjourn both chambers of Congress" and make recess appointments for more than 100 pending nominees.
By Rachel Greszler

The most obvious shortcoming is that the primary means of keeping workers employed and preventing small-business failures already has run dry.
By Fred Lucas

Trump says he would like to see the economy moving again by—or even before—May 1 in some states. He said the plan is based on "hard, verifiable data" and that the peak death rate from the disease is now behind us.
By Travis Weber

The coronavirus has exposed China's authoritarian governance to the world, but the West shouldn't be surprised. The Chinese Communist Party isn't only repressive during health crises; the Chinese government treats its people this way all the time.

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