Single-payer healthcare proposal should free the market to allow choice in coverage by Americans

President Lyndon Johnson signs the Medicare bill in 1965. (Photo/White House)

President Lyndon Johnson signs the Medicare bill in 1965. (Photo/White House)

Democrats are calling the newest single-payer healthcare proposals “Medicare for All.” America has three major systems of government healthcare: Medicare, Medicaid, and the Veterans’ Administration (VA). Is a single-payer system more likely to resemble Medicare or Medicaid?

President Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society established Medicare and Medicaid in 1965 to cover elderly Americans and the poor…

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London trip combines ‘passion’ and learning

RMI study abroad gives students a chance to study and travel, fulfilling what many would describe as 'passion'

RMI study abroad gives students a chance to study and travel, fulfilling what many would describe as 'passion'

Traveling internationally has always been a passion of mine. When the opportunity arose to immerse myself in both my passion and my academic pursuits, I knew I had to jump at the chance. The Risk Management and Insurance study abroad trip to London solidified my decision that RMI is where I belong.

During our time…

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Fire Safety or Compliance Waste?

Economist Daniel Sutter says fire protection ratings show how markets can ensure the quality of our services. Photo by Connor Betts on Unsplash.

Economist Daniel Sutter says fire protection ratings show how markets can ensure the quality of our services. Photo by Connor Betts on Unsplash.

Troy’s fire department rating will improve this October, which should lower our insurance rates.  Fire protection ratings show how markets can ensure the quality of our services.  They also provide an example of value creation as opposed to compliance-driven documentation.

The Insurance Services Office’s (ISO) Fire Suppression Rating Schedule dates back to 1909.  Insurance companies…

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