Covid-19 Shut-Down Is A Cost-Benefit Bargain

Covid-19 has everyone talking about cost-benefit analysis.  The President himself started the conversation with his notorious tweet, “We can’t have the cure be worse than the problem.” Fixing U.S. Healthcare blog has touted cost-benefit analysis as a key approach to taming the healthcare cost tapeworm. This week, columnist Tom Friedman and political philosopher Michael Sandel … Continue reading Covid-19 Shut-Down Is A Cost-Benefit Bargain

Coronavirus and Healthcare Reform

At this writing, the number of COVID-19 cases worldwide has reached 100,000 with 3,500 deaths.  These numbers will be higher by tomorrow. What does this have to do with U.S. healthcare reform? A lot. Two current background articles drive home the point that a well-functioning public health system is critical for responding to a pandemic … Continue reading Coronavirus and Healthcare Reform