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 … Continue reading What Does the 2020 Election Tell Us About Healthcare Reform?
Summary The media can be nit-picky and sophomoric, as with the CNN segment featured hereVeteran's Choice and MISSION Act, if implemented properly, could be a good thing for veterans' healthcareAs a general point (to fit in with the theme of this blog), the V.A. could be a model for healthcare reform, namely a "hybrid" that … Continue reading The V.A., Trump & Healthcare Reform: A View from (Almost) Inside
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 . . .
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
This post will argue that healthcare reform would be sufficient, but not necessary, to stop COVID-19. Even without total system reform, just activating the Incident Command System could stop COVID-19. But this post will claim that COVID-19 in the U.S. is a reflection of, and metaphor for, a societal “infection” with libertarian hyper-individualism. Healthcare reform … Continue reading Stopping COVID-19: Healthcare Reform, Incident Command, & the False Promise of Libertarianism