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 racial … 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

Rethinking the Cost-Benefit of PSA Tests

Was this Fixing U.S. Healthcare blog wrong to single out PSA as not worth its cost? This was the claim in two previous posts, including the overall most popular one, The Problem of Diminishing Marginal Benefit in Healthcare. Some new information suggests that we need to rethink that original claim. Prostate Specific Antigen Since prostate … Continue reading Rethinking the Cost-Benefit of PSA Tests