The Racial Argument Against Healthcare Reform

Perhaps the most potent argument today against healthcare reform is racial. Let’s look at the argument, and see how it stands up. The argument goes like this: Non-whites are inferior to whites, not worthy of sharing in the “common good” reserved for whites.Giving a societal benefit to non-whites subtracts an equal benefit from whites – … Continue reading The Racial Argument Against Healthcare Reform

Fixing U.S. Healthcare – Annual Review & Summary 2020

Like everything else in America in 2020, Fixing U.S. Healthcare blog was touched by the coronavirus pandemic,  racial reckoning, the election,  and the economic fallout from the other three.  From its start in 2017, this blog’s stated purpose has been to “[focus] on healthcare cost issues. . . [including] cost-benefit analysis -- pioneered in Oregon … Continue reading Fixing U.S. Healthcare – Annual Review & Summary 2020

What Does the 2020 Election Tell Us About Healthcare Reform?

  The 2020 election results are in.  What can they tell us about prospects for healthcare reform?  Let’s dive in, using Pennsylvania’s Congressional races as a bellwether. QUICK SUMMARY Healthcare was a mid-priority issue both for voters and for candidates in Pennsylvania’s 2020 Congressional races. Healthcare ranked fourth after the economy, the pandemic, and racial … Continue reading What Does the 2020 Election Tell Us About Healthcare Reform?

President Trump’s New Healthcare Plan, Really . . .

Thirteen times at least, according to Kaiser Health News, President Trump has promised a new healthcare plan within “two weeks” or “a very short period of time,” as we discussed in a previous post. The America-First Healthcare Plan At last, he has delivered it.  Here it is – “The America-First Healthcare Plan,” Executive Order 13951, … Continue reading President Trump’s New Healthcare Plan, Really . . .

President Trump’s New Healthcare Plan

On July 19, 2020, President Trump gave an interview on Fox News Sunday to Chris Wallace, promising ”we're signing a health care plan within two weeks, a full and complete health care plan.” Here it is: . . . . . Additional references: White House description of healthcare plan: https://www.whitehouse.gov/issues/healthcare/Kaiser Health News, “Back to the … Continue reading President Trump’s New Healthcare Plan