Fixing U.S. Healthcare – Annual Summary & Review 2021

Fixing U.S. Healthcare blog each year posts an annual review. This blog’s year can be summarized in two sentences: Along with many other writers, this blog has recognized that President Biden’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic is a test – of deliberate governing versus laissez-faire, of Big Government versus anti-institutionalism, of individualist freedom versus shared … Continue reading Fixing U.S. Healthcare – Annual Summary & Review 2021

The Social Psychology of Healthcare Reform

Summary:  Why hasn’t healthcare reform moved forward? Two psychiatrists dig deep beneath the systems issues, politics, and social polarization, and they find darker social-psychological forces at work — outrage addiction, and pathological social contagion. Too many of us have become addicted to outrage over our grievances, and too many have been infected with animosity toward … Continue reading The Social Psychology of Healthcare Reform

Our Proposal for Healthcare Reform

In May 2021, fellow blogsite Academic Masters laid out a challenge to develop a proposal for healthcare reform. Although Academic Masters typically produces its own specified essays such as this for a fee, Fixing U.S. Healthcare would like to respond to the challenge gratis! Scenario The United States continues to experience challenges with respect to … Continue reading Our Proposal for Healthcare Reform

Finger-Pointing at Whom to Blame – Part 2

Summary This blog has argued that healthcare reform is economically, societally, and medically necessary. There is no lack of ideas, idealism, or compassion to move reform forward. What is lacking is power — hard political power and soft civic power. Political power is stymied by targeted voter disenfranchisement and by distorted campaign finance. How to … Continue reading Finger-Pointing at Whom to Blame – Part 2

Finger-Pointing at Whom to Blame – Part 1

Summary This blog has argued that healthcare reform is economically, societally, and medically necessary. There is no lack of ideas, idealism, or compassion to move reform forward. What is lacking is power — hard political power and soft civic power. Political power is stymied by targeted voter disenfranchisement and by distorted campaign finance. How to … Continue reading Finger-Pointing at Whom to Blame – Part 1