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

Abortion & Healthcare Reform: A Matter of Conscience?

Conscience, Miranov, 2015 Abortion is a stumbling block to healthcare reform.  Fear that a government-financed system would trample over individuals’ convictions about abortion is one of the most impassioned objections to reform. Is there a way to honor strong values for and against abortion within a reformed system? This post will explore conscientious objection as … Continue reading Abortion & Healthcare Reform: A Matter of Conscience?

Best Arguments Against Single-Payer Healthcare — and Rebuttals, Part 2

Philosophers debating healthcare reform in ancient Greece The most recent post at Fixing U.S. Healthcare blog was the first of a two-part review of the best counter-arguments against single-payer healthcare financing.  We claimed that all of these counter-arguments are well intended. Some are well taken.  Some require hard choices. But some are based on faulty … Continue reading Best Arguments Against Single-Payer Healthcare — and Rebuttals, Part 2

Healthcare COST Is a Political Hot Button Issue in 2019

It’s no surprise that healthcare is a hot button political issue in 2019, in advance of the 2020 election. Now a new Pew Research Center poll shows that the cost of healthcare is a top priority for voters, tied with the economy, education and preventing terrorism. Let's look at results from five recent polls to … Continue reading Healthcare COST Is a Political Hot Button Issue in 2019