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

Will Reforming Healthcare Fix Physician Burnout, Too?

Fifty-four percent of American doctors report symptoms of burnout. But, you say, they’re the best paid in the world. So, they should just keep quiet, get a grip, and do their jobs. Hold on! They may be the best paid in the world. But they do work the longest hours. And, some explain, by working … Continue reading Will Reforming Healthcare Fix Physician Burnout, Too?

Yuval Levin’s Pragmatic Conservative Approach to Healthcare Reform

Respected conservative thinker and policy expert Yuval Levin adds a healthy dose of pragmatism to what has all too often been a bitterly ideological debate over healthcare reform. This post will look at Levin’s ideology and his pragmatism. First, let’s find the several broad areas in his analyses that line up with this Fixing U.S. … Continue reading Yuval Levin’s Pragmatic Conservative Approach to Healthcare Reform

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

Fixing U.S. Healthcare – Annual Review & Summary

Fixing U.S. Healthcare blog’s two-year anniversary is a good time to take stock of what has changed in our approach to fixing U.S. healthcare.  And a good time to review highlights of the last year. Elevator Pitch for Fixing U.S. Healthcare Let’s start with an “elevator pitch” summary: The U.S. healthcare system has outgrown itself, … Continue reading Fixing U.S. Healthcare – Annual Review & Summary