Healthcare COST Is a Political Hot Button Issue in 2019

It’s no surprise that healthcare is a hot button political issue in 2019, in advance of the 2020 election. Now a new Pew Research Center poll shows that the cost of healthcare is a top priority for voters, tied with the economy, education and preventing terrorism. Let's look at results from five recent polls to … Continue reading Healthcare COST Is a Political Hot Button Issue in 2019

What UAW Strike against General Motors Tells Us about Healthcare

United Auto Workers walked off their jobs at 55 General Motors plants on September 16 when their 4-year contract expired. Healthcare costs are a top issue for the 46,000 striking auto workers and for the corporation alike. Fixing U.S. Healthcare blog has claimed that healthcare costs cut into take-home pay, raise consumer prices on automobiles, … Continue reading What UAW Strike against General Motors Tells Us about Healthcare

Rethinking the Cost-Benefit of PSA Tests

Was this Fixing U.S. Healthcare blog wrong to single out PSA as not worth its cost? This was the claim in two previous posts, including the overall most popular one, The Problem of Diminishing Marginal Benefit in Healthcare. Some new information suggests that we need to rethink that original claim. Prostate Specific Antigen Since prostate … Continue reading Rethinking the Cost-Benefit of PSA Tests

Wages Are Up, But Whittled Down by Rising Healthcare Costs

  Wages are up 3.2% for 2018, according the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  So, why don’t we feel 3.2% richer? It’s because relentless healthcare cost increases are eating up one-quarter of our gains. Gross annual pay increased $1,507, but one-quarter of it was taken right out of our paychecks to pay our healthcare premiums. This … Continue reading Wages Are Up, But Whittled Down by Rising Healthcare Costs

Fixing U.S. Healthcare Blog – One-Year Appraisal & Summary

Fixing U.S. Healthcare blog reached its one-year anniversary last month. That’s a good time to take stock. And it’s a good time to summarize this blog’s message - that U.S. healthcare spending far outpaces spending in other comparable OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development) countries, as shown in the masthead graphic, above, and needs to … Continue reading Fixing U.S. Healthcare Blog – One-Year Appraisal & Summary