Is the Texas Power Grid Failure a Metaphor for Blocked Healthcare Reform?

Here’s why the Texas power grid failed. This story sounds hauntingly similar to why healthcare reform has failed so far. It reminds us of what must be done to fix both. The system experienced rapid growth in the mid-20th-century. Investors used legal and political maneuvers to shield themselves from government oversight and to protect their … Continue reading Is the Texas Power Grid Failure a Metaphor for Blocked 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

Slow Vaccination Is a Tell-Tale Symptom of a Sick Healthcare System

Might the U.S. have improved its COVID-19 vaccination roll-out by having a Medicare-for-all single-payer system in place? The simple answer is, You betcha! The three main problems with the United States vaccination effort are lack of centralized control, fragmented delivery systems, and non-interoperable data systems for tracking. Local healthcare monopolies can be “free-lancers,” operating willy-nilly … Continue reading Slow Vaccination Is a Tell-Tale Symptom of a Sick Healthcare System

Haven Healthcare Break-Up: “I rest my case”

Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffet, Jamie Dimon Haven Healthcare’s break-up vindicates the message of this blog:  Only the full faith and clout of the federal government can overcome structural cost pressures and reform the U.S. healthcare system. Haven Healthcare was formed in 2018 by Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, entrepreneurial financier Warren Buffet, and banker Jamie Dimon with … Continue reading Haven Healthcare Break-Up: “I rest my case”

Fixing U.S. Healthcare – Annual Review & Summary 2020

Like everything else in America in 2020, Fixing U.S. Healthcare blog was touched by the coronavirus pandemic,  racial reckoning, the election,  and the economic fallout from the other three.  From its start in 2017, this blog’s stated purpose has been to “[focus] on healthcare cost issues. . . [including] cost-benefit analysis -- pioneered in Oregon … Continue reading Fixing U.S. Healthcare – Annual Review & Summary 2020