Healthcare Reform: Fuzzy Concepts & Fuzzy Logic

This blog has purposely avoided getting too personal, in the sense of being about this blogger. And it has tried to avoid getting too political, in the sense of being partisan or acrimonious. However, in a departure from this usual stance, this post will draw on a personal, political conversation I had this week with … Continue reading Healthcare Reform: Fuzzy Concepts & Fuzzy Logic

Fixing U.S. Healthcare – Annual Summary & Review 2021

Fixing U.S. Healthcare blog each year posts an annual review. This blog’s year can be summarized in two sentences: Along with many other writers, this blog has recognized that President Biden’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic is a test – of deliberate governing versus laissez-faire, of Big Government versus anti-institutionalism, of individualist freedom versus shared … Continue reading Fixing U.S. Healthcare – Annual Summary & Review 2021

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

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

Stopping COVID-19: Healthcare Reform, Incident Command, & the False Promise of Libertarianism

This post will argue that healthcare reform would be sufficient, but not necessary, to stop COVID-19. Even without total system reform, just activating the Incident Command System could stop COVID-19. But this post will claim that COVID-19 in the U.S. is a reflection of, and metaphor for, a societal “infection” with libertarian hyper-individualism. Healthcare reform … Continue reading Stopping COVID-19: Healthcare Reform, Incident Command, & the False Promise of Libertarianism