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 . . .
Category: American Health Politics
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 Healthcare Reform But One Battle in Judge Luttig’s “War with Each Other”?
On June 16, 2022, respected retired conservative Judge Michael Luttig observed that “we Americans are at war with each other.” Is healthcare reform but one battle in that larger war? This blog reprints Judge Luttig’s testimony before the House Select Committee, and will let readers consider their own answer to that question in light of … Continue reading Is Healthcare Reform But One Battle in Judge Luttig’s “War with Each Other”?
Gun Violence Bleeds into Healthcare Reform
The heart-wrenching mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24 has reawakened attention to firearm violence. Fixing U.S. Healthcare sees firearm violence as a public health issue. It identifies the dynamics opposing gun safety reform as similar to those opposing healthcare reform. It also sees similar messaging tactics employed by both, … Continue reading Gun Violence Bleeds into Healthcare Reform
“Dog-Whistles” That Subvert Healthcare Reform
Summary: Some of the arguments made by opponents of healthcare reform, though false, still hold sway by tapping into racial resentment. This post looks at five such “dog-whistles,” calls out their veiled racist message, and disputes their assertions. “Reform is bad for the economy.” “Reform tramples on states’ rights.” “No need to reform – nothing … Continue reading “Dog-Whistles” That Subvert Healthcare Reform