Tag: health reform

Blog Posts (27)

November 13, 2009

Give Me ObamaCare and Give Me Your So-Called "Death Panels." It's Surely Better Than What We Have Now.

The conservative blog, mercatornet.com, invited yours truly to be part of a debate on health reform, the controversy over so called “death panels”, and my views on the future of the American health care system.…

October 13, 2009

Yes, Today. Snowe, Tomorrow?

According to the WSJ Health Blog, Senator Olympia Snowe of Washington State is making no promises as to whether she will continue to back the Senate Finance bill for health care reform.…

October 5, 2009

Right to Reform says Caplan

Published last week in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Art Caplan discusses the “right to reform”. What does this quite simple sounding phrase mean?…

September 25, 2009

Former Governor Embraces the "R-Word"--And It's About Time!

Former Governor Dick Lamm has come out to do something that most of us realists in the healthcare debate have done long ago: acknowledged that the “r-word”–rationing–is not a dirty word, and in fact, is something we already do in our health care system.…

September 18, 2009

Caplan Canvasses the Globe for Lessons on Health Care

Why does the rest of the world get it when it comes to health care and we don’t? Perhaps we should take out our globes and world atlases and examine other countries to see how they do it and find some answers, suggests Arthur Caplan in his most recent MSNBC commentary.…

September 14, 2009

Doctors Not Making the Big Bucks Say Bye-Bye to Medicine

The practice of medicine has just become too tough for many physicians. Too many long days, too many lawsuits, too much paperwork, all for too few zeros after the dollar sign.…

July 22, 2009

Caplan Offers Reality Checks on Health Care Reform

What are the facts and fictions being bandied about in the debate over universal access to healthcare as promoted by President Obama’s health care plan?…

June 29, 2009

Caplan: Think Big on Health Care

Arthur Caplan reminded us last week not to get bogged down in the details and to “think big” on health care.…

June 10, 2009

Who Cares About Preventive Care? Who Should?

The role and scope of preventive care in our healthcare system has been a perennial issue for decades. Emily Willingham raises the issue and its role in healthcare reform and are larger healthcare system in light of a recent encounter on Facebook and more:
I received a Facebook invitation today to join in signing a petition to require insurance coverage for genetic testing for breast cancer.

June 8, 2009

Has Medical Bankruptcy Become Part of the American Way?

Following up on last week’s post which talked about how even insured Americans are shelling out more and more dollars out of pocket to pay for their healthcare, guest blogger Emily Willingham, PhD tells us that research suggest that in addition to that frightening trend there is even more to fear when it comes to paying for healthcare access, even if you have health insurance.…