Dr. MacLean Explains… U.S. Healthcare & How to Fix It
This is a 10-part video series that breaks down U.S. healthcare into understandable parts, clarifies runaway costs as the root problem, and talks about how to fix it.
Segment 1 – Welcome This is the first of a 10-part series in which Duncan MacLean MD explains the U.S. healthcare problem and how to fix it. Dr. MacLean has 40 years experience with medical practice and healthcare policy. View video/transcript
Segment 2 – How Did We Get Here? – Brief History of US Healthcare
This segment reviews a brief history of U.S. healthcare from colonial times to 1960 to shed light on the current state of healthcare. View video/transcript
Segment 3 – Reforms and Status Now
This segment reviews previous attempts at reform and the current state of the healthcare system. View video/transcript
Segment 4 – Cost
This segment reviews the relentless growth of healthcare spending in the U.S. View video/transcript
Segment 5 – Why So Expensive?
This segment reviews the “Perfect Storm” of reasons for unrestrained increase of healthcare spending in the U.S. View video/transcript
Segment 6: Why Cost Is a Problem
This segment reviews the impact of relentless increase of U.S. healthcare spending on the economy, politics and society. View video/transcript
Segment 7 – Power, Politics & Philosophy
This segment reviews preconditions for having a focused discussion of healthcare reform necessitated by powerful vested interests, and discusses how to overcome political polarization. View video/transcript
Segment 8 – Values & Philosophy This segment reviews traditional American values and philosophical principles that can help resolve the core dilemma that has stopped us from fixing US healthcare for years – the unresolved conflict between “social justice” and “market justice.” View video/transcript
Segment 9 – The Big Fix
This segment reviews the “Big Fix,” based on the idea of setting limits fairly. It describes the success of the Oregon Health Plan of 1994. View video/transcript
Segment 10 – What Can I Do?
This segment reviews steps viewers can take locally as well as civic actions to support healthcare restraint and reform. View video/transcript