Where Does The U.S. Rank In Heath Care?

September 16, 2009 
Filed under Healthcare

Higher than you might think, and higher than the oft-quoted WHO study portrays. The following links are essential reading to understand why Canadian and French healthcare systems are touted as heroic yet the wealthiest from all around the world seek out America for their treatment. In brief: Those who cite the WHO rankings typically present […]

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The Health Care Solution We Need to be Talking About

September 15, 2009 
Filed under Activism, Healthcare

Medical malpractice law suits have had a devastating impact on the practice of medicine in Pennsylvania. Thanks to jury verdicts, expensive settlements to avoid trials, and increasing premiums for malpractice insurance, high risk specialists are in short supply across the state. Medical students educated in Pennsylvania schools leave to practice in other states with more reasonable liability systems. Obstetric units at hospitals have closed all across our region, and trauma care has suffered.

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Of Mice, Men, and Universal Health Insurance

September 14, 2009 
Filed under Healthcare

The proposition that all Americans should have health insurance is as likable as Lennie Small; it is innocent and kind to wish the very best coverage for all Americans all the time. But it is ultimately naïve to think that a single-payer, government-controlled health insurance plan is better than even our current health care system. A taxpayer-funded mandate that we all pay for everyone else’s health care means that we all have a stake in everyone else’s health – making everything from your eating habits to your exercise plans part of the government’s domain.

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All Insurance Should Be An Individual Decision

September 14, 2009 
Filed under Healthcare

Conditioning people to a specific mindset is a major accomplishment of any movement in this country. Those who advocate that health care is something that should be provided by someone else, not purchased by the consumer, seem to have had success in pushing their views.

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Death Squads and Disingenuous Press

August 15, 2009 
Filed under Healthcare

Death Squads and Disingenuous Press

There have been several letters to the editor and many more comments from the elite media, mocking the health plan protesters’ use of the phrase “death squad.” Give us some credit – we know that there is not a chapter or a page in any of the current bills titled “death squad.” But we also know that one of the president’s key advisers has talked about the need to “fact test” care options in the elderly.

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