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”?
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
This blog has purposely avoided getting too personal, in the sense of being about this blogger. And it has tried to avoid getting too political, in the sense of being partisan or acrimonious. However, in a departure from this usual stance, this post will draw on a personal, political conversation I had this week with … Continue reading Healthcare Reform: Fuzzy Concepts & Fuzzy Logic
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
Young A.M.A. physician, Nikan Khatibi DO Readers of Fixing U.S. Healthcare blog may be interested in this recent post by a fellow healthcare blogger, Henry Kotula. He writes: https://mailchi.mp/7788648545f0/the-weekly-gist-february-25-2022?e=d1e747d2d8 A recent New Yorker article details the history of the American Medical Association’s (AMA) opposition to single-payer healthcare, and the grassroots movement that nearly changed its position in … Continue reading As America’s physician demographics shift, so do doctors’ priorities — HENRY KOTULA