Capitalism

Recently Noted – Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Team Up to Try to Disrupt Health Care

Recently Noted – Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Team Up to Try to Disrupt Health Care

January 31, 2018

These corporate giants are “disrupting” healthcare or so the headlines say. Despite the media flurry we should not expect much. The structure of US healthcare defies little nibbles at the periphery. As noted many times here, we need to look to our developed country competitors for their proven approaches to how to set up a world-class healthcare system at world standard costs.


Politics

Trump Republican Policy Crimes (some only attempted at the moment)

Trump Republican Policy Crimes (some only attempted at the moment)

November 30, 2017

Trump – Republican Positions and Crimes (some just attempted) against the poor, working and middle class. The current Trump Republicans effort to cram their bill to pay back their corporate and rich supporters with giant tax breaks has me frothing a bit. I wrote down this list, partial though it may be. Add to it!


Capitalism

Naive Talk about Healthcare from Adam Davidson in the New Yorker

Naive Talk about Healthcare from Adam Davidson in the New Yorker

May 25, 2017

The solution to our healthcare problems cannot be clearer. Look at Canada, Germany, France, Japan, Australia, Netherlands, UK, Denmark, Sweden, and others. Plenty of healthcare systems with decades of operational experience producing much better outcomes for very single person in these countries at less than half the cost!!


Healthcare

The Health Care Debate Is About The Wrong Issues

The Health Care Debate Is About The Wrong Issues

September 1, 2012

WE DO NOT HAVE THE BEST HEALTH CARE IN THE WORLD – IN FACT WE ARE NOT EVEN REALLY COMPETITIVE WITH OUR PEERS IN THE DEVELOPED WORLD “The United States was number 1 in terms of health care spending per capita but ranked 39th for infant mortality, 43rd for adult female mortality, 42nd for adult male mortality, and 36th for life expectancy.”


Healthcare

The Future of Healthcare??

The Future of Healthcare??

May 21, 2011

Mitt Romney’s defense of the Massachusetts health care reforms was politically self-serving. It was also true. Despite all of the bashing by conservative commentators and politicians — and the predictions of doom for national health care reform — the program he signed into law as governor has been a success. The real lesson from Massachusetts is that health care reform can work, and the national law should work as well or even better…….