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 … Continue reading What Does the 2020 Election Tell Us About Healthcare Reform?

The V.A., Trump & Healthcare Reform: A View from (Almost) Inside

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

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

Stopping COVID-19: Healthcare Reform, Incident Command, & the False Promise of Libertarianism

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