FAQ: What Are the Strongest Criticisms of the Oregon Health Plan for Healthcare Reform?

Fixing US Healthcare blog has touted the Oregon Health Plan of 1994 as a model of U.S. healthcare reform. But what are the strongest criticisms of OHP? Let’s look at 8 criticisms from 3 critics. Which criticisms are valid and which ones questionable? Finally, what about ethics? Jonathan Oberlander PhD: 5 Criticisms The first critic … Continue reading FAQ: What Are the Strongest Criticisms of the Oregon Health Plan for Healthcare Reform?

Value-Based Care Conundrum for Reforming U.S. Healthcare – A Response

Healthcare Attorney Matt Fisher has recently described the “Cost Conundrum of Value-Based Care.” He provides a sober reality check for public and private healthcare sectors as well as healthcare investors. Question: Could cost-benefit analysis better achieve the same goal as value-based payment by attacking the cost problem more directly head on? Value-Based Payment Bandwagon As Attorney … Continue reading Value-Based Care Conundrum for Reforming U.S. Healthcare – A Response

Will These Ideas Fix U.S. Healthcare?

Almost everyone agrees that the U.S. healthcare system needs to be fixed. For example, each of the 2016 Presidential candidates promised to fix it. Now that the election is over, heated debate continues over 2 basic questions: What, exactly, is the problem? How, then, should it be fixed? My answer to the first question is: … Continue reading Will These Ideas Fix U.S. Healthcare?

FAQ – Why Did Oregon Health Plan Fail in 2002?

The Oregon Health Plan took effect in 1994, but ended in failure in 2002. This blog explains that the failure was caused by external circumstances and by an internal policy error that can be avoided – provided that we learn a lesson from Oregon’s experience. Here are the straight answers explaining why OHP failed, and … Continue reading FAQ – Why Did Oregon Health Plan Fail in 2002?

Segment 8 – Applying Our Values & Philosophy to Healthcare Reform

This segment reviews traditional American values and philosophical principles that can help resolve the core dilemma that has stopped us from fixing US healthcare for years – the unresolved conflict between “social justice” and “market justice.” In the first six Segments, we reviewed the relentless growth of healthcare spending. And how rising costs are literally … Continue reading Segment 8 – Applying Our Values & Philosophy to Healthcare Reform