The SARS coronavirus 2 pandemic may be the first truly global contagion in a century. But it won’t be the last. So, the United States – and partners around the world – would do well to anticipate the next one(s). What is involved? And what does this have to do with system-wide American healthcare reform? … Continue reading The Next Pandemic and Healthcare Reform
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
The COVID-19 pandemic is changing a lot right now. Here are three changes to which I’m paying close attention How we talk about healthcare reform How we talk about rationing ethically How the virus is spreading silently Coronavirus & Healthcare Reform Christopher Beem writes in The Conversation that the coronavirus pandemic will push Americans to … Continue reading Coronavirus: It’s Changing Our Conversation About Healthcare Reform, Ethics & Silent Spread
Here are the three most asked questions I’ve been getting about the coronavirus pandemic. To answer them, I will digress in this post from this blog's core mission of advocacy for U.S. healthcare reform. What Are Worst-Case and Best-Case Scenarios? The worst case scenario was the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic. This graphic depicts its three … Continue reading Coronavirus FAQs: Will we get through this?
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