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

Healthcare Reform: New Resistance, New Traction

Business school courses on managing organizational change often begin with how to deal with resistance to change. They teach business leaders first to distinguish between true resistance – recognition by front-line staff of real obstacles – and pseudo-resistance, the natural human tendency to fear anything unfamiliar. We are seeing the emergence of true resistance this … Continue reading Healthcare Reform: New Resistance, New Traction

Candidates Debate Healthcare Reform

Once again, healthcare reform is at the forefront of the U.S. political debate. CNN allotted healthcare the lead-off spot and 22 minutes on both nights of its Democratic Presidential Debates this week, more than for any other issue. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) perhaps best captured the key challenge -- unsustainable costs: In the United States … Continue reading Candidates Debate Healthcare Reform