The Democratic presidential primary might feel like a lifetime ago, but one important storyline in that race was health care — specifically single-payer health care, or the policy that the government should offer universal health insurance to everyone in the country. The nomination of now-President Biden, who opposed single-payer health care during the primary, has put single-payer health […]More … Continue reading More States Are Proposing Single-Payer Health Care. Why Aren’t They Succeeding? — HENRY KOTULA
Category: Healthcare Policy
Can the F.T.C. Spur Healthcare Reform?
“Follow the money,” was the advice of Deep Throat to the Watergate journalists. But now, new Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan says that’s not enough when analyzing monopolies in both healthcare and rest of the economy. Follow the algorithms and follow the power, too, not just the money. We all know how monopolies harm … Continue reading Can the F.T.C. Spur Healthcare Reform?
The Pope & Healthcare Reform
This blog has taken the position that healthcare reform is compelled by practical considerations and by economic considerations. Although having health insurance extends and saves lives, this blog has not based its argument solely on that moral premise. I am reposting this report from the Catholic News Service to acknowledge that others in the discussion … Continue reading The Pope & Healthcare Reform
Biden’s Pandemic Response Plan & Healthcare Reform
President Biden and his team did their homework leading up to the Inauguration. They are hitting the ground running with their comprehensive plan to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, released January 21. They know that the American people fear for our health, our healthcare system, our very lives, and now (at least on cable and social … Continue reading Biden’s Pandemic Response Plan & Healthcare Reform
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?