Best Arguments Against Single-Payer Healthcare — and Rebuttals, Part 2

Philosophers debating healthcare reform in ancient Greece The most recent post at Fixing U.S. Healthcare blog was the first of a two-part review of the best counter-arguments against single-payer healthcare financing.  We claimed that all of these counter-arguments are well intended. Some are well taken.  Some require hard choices. But some are based on faulty … Continue reading Best Arguments Against Single-Payer Healthcare — and Rebuttals, Part 2

Best Arguments Against Single-Payer — and Rebuttals

No less a sage than Socrates said that -- to paraphrase him -- every good argument deserves a good counter-argument.  Here are the best counter-arguments against single-payer healthcare financing.  All are well intended. Some are well taken.  Some require hard choices. But some are based on faulty logic. The counter-arguments against single-payer financing fall into … Continue reading Best Arguments Against Single-Payer — and Rebuttals

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

Healthcare Reform: New Resistance, New Traction

Business school courses on managing organizational change often begin with how to deal with resistance to change. They teach business leaders first to distinguish between true resistance – recognition by front-line staff of real obstacles – and pseudo-resistance, the natural human tendency to fear anything unfamiliar. We are seeing the emergence of true resistance this … Continue reading Healthcare Reform: New Resistance, New Traction