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

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

Biden’s Pandemic Response Plan & Healthcare Reform

President Biden and his team did their homework leading up to the Inauguration.  They are hitting the ground running with their comprehensive plan to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, released January 21. They know that the American people fear for our health, our healthcare system, our very lives, and now (at least on cable and social … Continue reading Biden’s Pandemic Response Plan & 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