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The HealthCare Debate is Misdirected

Posted on January 26, 2017 7:13 am By admin in Featured Article

For Healthcare to be truly patient oriented and directed it has to be entrepreneurial Government directed Healthcare can never be truly patient friendly How Did We Get Here? The US Healthcare debate has been “what should or can the government do to solve the healthcare crises since the New Deal in the 1933 and following. […]

The Medicare Monster Concluded

Posted on October 26, 2016 7:12 am By admin in Featured Article

A cautionary tale-Part IV Hospitals have adapted to the system by qualifying patients for more tests and procedures, by shifting patients to different DRG designations that carry a higher reimbursement rate, and especially by shifting patients from hospital to outpatient settings, which shifts the cost to the supplemental-insurance program. An HCFA official told us: “There […]

The Medicare Monster, A cautionary tale-Part III

Posted on July 26, 2016 7:03 am By admin in Featured Article

A cautionary tale-Part III The deliberations about the cost of the hospital-insurance program make for a fascinating and almost comical story. Because it is hard to predict changes in medical technology and hospital costs, it was decided that the program could only be projected out 25 years, instead of the 75-year horizon that is used […]

The Medicare Monster Continued

Posted on July 10, 2016 11:50 am By admin in Featured Article

A cautionary tale-Part II The deliberations about the cost of the hospital-insurance program make for a fascinating and almost comical story. Because it is hard to predict changes in medical technology and hospital costs, it was decided that the program could only be projected out 25 years, instead of the 75-year horizon that is used […]

The Medicare Monster

Posted on January 10, 2016 11:44 am By admin in Featured Article

A cautionary tale-Part I Steven Hayward & Erik Peterson from the January 1993 issue – WSJ The scene is Capitol Hill. It’s the year 2035. Thousands of elderly protesters assemble outside the Capitol building. Inside, the House Ways and Means Committee meets to enact huge cuts in both Medicare and the national health-insurance program. Members are reluctant to take this […]

Single-Payer National Health Insurance around the World Part VIII

Posted on October 10, 2015 11:31 am By admin in Featured Article

Lives at Risk by John C. Goodman, Gerald L. Musgrave, and Devon M. Herrick (Continued from the  July 2015  HPUSA Newsletter) Reforming the U.S. Health Care System: Designing an Ideal Health Care System CHARACTERISTICS OF AN IDEAL HEALTH CARE SYSTEM Chapter Twenty-three Among people who believe the American health care system needs serious reform, attention […]

Single-Payer National Health Insurance around the World Part VII

Posted on July 10, 2015 10:56 am By admin in Featured Article

In 2002 and 2003, we reviewed The Twenty Myths of health care reform. Now a decade later the authors have updated the book, renamed it, and added important 21st century data. Lives at Risk by John C. Goodman, Gerald L. Musgrave, and Devon M. Herrick (Continued from the  April 2015  HPUSA Newsletter) Chapter 22: Is […]

Single-Payer National Health Insurance around the World Part VI

Posted on April 10, 2015 10:47 am By admin in Featured Article

Lives at Risk by John C. Goodman, Gerald L. Musgrave, and Devon M. Herrick (Continued from the  January 2015 HPUSA Newsletter) The Politics of Medicine Part 2 / Chapter 21 / P 187 “Public choice” is the discipline that attempts to integrate economics and political science.1 Its chief goal is to explain political phenomena, just […]

Single-Payer National Health Insurance around the World Part V

Posted on January 10, 2015 2:38 am By admin in Featured Article

Lives at Risk by John C. Goodman, Gerald L. Musgrave, and Devon M. Herrick (Continued from the October 2014 HPUSA Newsletter) DO OTHER COUNTRIES THINK THEY HAVE FOUND THE ANSWER? Despite the official rhetoric, over the course of the past decade almost every European country with a national health care system has introduced market-oriented reforms […]

Congressional Reform Act of 2012

Posted on July 10, 2012 12:02 pm By admin in Featured Article

Warren Buffet is asking each addressee to forward this message to a minimum of twenty people on their address list; in turn ask each of those to do likewise. In three days, most people in The United States of America will have the message.  This is one idea that really should be passed around. *Congressional […]