Abortion & Healthcare Reform: A Matter of Conscience?

Conscience, Miranov, 2015 Abortion is a stumbling block to healthcare reform.  Fear that a government-financed system would trample over individuals’ convictions about abortion is one of the most impassioned objections to reform. Is there a way to honor strong values for and against abortion within a reformed system? This post will explore conscientious objection as … Continue reading Abortion & Healthcare Reform: A Matter of Conscience?

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