Missing from Election: Healthcare Reform, But . . .

Healthcare reform did not make the list of top voter issues in the November 2022 midterm elections. Abortion did make the list, especially for women, Democrats, young voters, and non-white voters. But abortion was not just about healthcare – voters saw it as an economic issue, a women’s empowerment issue, and more broadly a legal … Continue reading Missing from Election: Healthcare Reform, But . . .

Healthcare Reform & the Strength of Nations

Would reforming healthcare strengthen U.S. global power? A new RAND Corporation analysis of great powers in history provides clues that it might. This blog has warned that uncontrolled healthcare spending is squeezing public and private budgets, incurring wasted-opportunity costs, cutting into military spending, and increasing the national debt. These financial strains on our economy and defense … Continue reading Healthcare Reform & the Strength of Nations

Stalled Healthcare Reform: It’s Worse Than You Think

In 2021, 1.1 million U.S. deaths would have been averted if the U.S.’s mortality rates matched those in other wealthy nations. Furthermore, Americans are dying increasingly younger than in those other countries As a result of these excess younger deaths, Americans lost fully 25 million productive years of life, according to a brilliant but troubling … Continue reading Stalled Healthcare Reform: It’s Worse Than You Think

7 healthcare takeaways from Senate Democrats’ newly passed $739B landmark bill — HENRY KOTULA

https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/finance/7-healthcare-takeaways-from-senate-democrats-newly-passed-739b-landmark-bill.html?utm_medium=email&utm_content=newsletter With a 51-50 vote, Senate Democrats passed a sweeping $739 billion bill Aug. 7 that furthers some of the largest changes to healthcare in years. Titled the Inflation Reduction Act, the bill touches energy, tax reform and healthcare. The House is expected to take it up Aug. 12, with Democrats aiming to approve it […] … Continue reading 7 healthcare takeaways from Senate Democrats’ newly passed $739B landmark bill — HENRY KOTULA

Is Nursing Home Reform Part of Healthcare Reform?

The short answer is, Yes. Let’s drill down in more detail, and look at the National Academies’ new report on The National Imperative to Improve Nursing Home Quality. Some First Questions We can, first, ask the same questions about nursing home care as about healthcare in general. Is nursing home care a right or a … Continue reading Is Nursing Home Reform Part of Healthcare Reform?