“We therefore estimate that Medicare for All could reduce U.S. Health Consumption Expenditures by about 9.6 percent while also providing decent health care coverage for all U.S. residents” The Medicare for All movement gained some --->> read more -->>
August 18, 2017Comments Off on Recently Noted – maternal mortality in America
Maternal Mortality Is Rising in the US as It Declines Everywhere Else PBS Newshour has broadcast several reports on this topic: “What’s behind America’s rising maternal mortality rate?” (May 14, 2017) and “Why are more --->> read more -->>
August 2, 2017Comments Off on An American Sickness by Elisabeth Rosenthal – book review/critique
An American Sickness: how healthcare became big business and how you can take it back by Elisabeth Rosenthal (Penguin Press, 2017) is both important and disappointing. Part I: History of the Present Illness and Review --->> read more -->>
Thursday 7/20/2017 – Most people are at the least relieved with the demise of the latest vicious Republican healthcare proposal cooked by old-all-white-all-male-Republican Senators. Obamacare appears to be safe for the moment. But now is --->> read more -->>
June 26, 2017Comments Off on Healthcare and Markets – why don’t they work together?
A consistent chattering point in American discussions of healthcare is the claim that if we can only bring transparency and competition to healthcare we will drive prices down and bring sanity to healthcare. The rest --->> read more -->>
June 24, 2017Comments Off on The Democratic Party and Healthcare – Preserving Obamacare Cannot Be The End Game
While our current attention is on the Republican Party’s transfer of wealth to the rich and corporations through the charade of a healthcare reform, the Democratic Party needs to face up to its future and --->> read more -->>
May 25, 2017Comments Off on Naive Talk about Healthcare from Adam Davidson in the New Yorker
Adam Davidson writing today in The New Yorker offered us “A BIPARTISAN WAY TO IMPROVE MEDICAL CARE – A straightforward change would save money and improve health. So why isn’t Congress talking about it?” This --->> read more -->>
May 14, 2017Comments Off on The Global Context of the US Healthcare Debate
The solution to our healthcare fiasco is first to recognize its true nature and then to face down those who are consuming a fifth of our economic output while producing profoundly bad results. We need --->> read more -->>
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