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Healthcare is a Right Bestowed to All Americans by our Founding Fathers

“Liberty is to the collective body, what health is to every individual body. Without health no pleasure can be tasted by man; without liberty, no happiness can be enjoyed by society.” Thomas Jefferson Everyone is an constitutional scholar these days. If you are insured you argue that healthcare is not a right bestowed on all […]

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U.S. At The Bottom Of Yet Another Health Care Survey

An eleven country survey focusing on health care access, cost, and insurance coverage found that adults in the United States are by far the most likely to go without care because of costs, have trouble paying medical bills, encounter high medical bills even when insured, and have disputes with insurers or payments denied. EVEN WHEN […]

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Demand Transparency To Drive Value-Driven Healthcare

I wanted to finish our conversation from yesterday. We talked about how perverse the health insurance system is; that, contrary to all other types of insurance, we fully expect all of our healthcare costs to be covered by insurance. Even with modest deductibles, people are sacrificing their health by postponing doctors visits and critical prescription medications. There are […]

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Rethinking Healthcare Reform

In November 2009, David Goldhill in an article in The Atlantic, made a convincing argument about how health insurance is the root cause of our exorbitant healthcare costs. He explains that health insurance (as well as Medicare) has replaced the patient as the consumer and, consequently, the patient has no concern of the costs. He sites […]

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Repealing The ACA, Be Careful What Wish For

A debate between the incumbent democratic Senator from Wisconsin Russ Feingold and his Republican challenger Don Johnson revealed that Mr Johnson could care less about the legislative achievements that have helped average Americans.Instead, he admits to playing to the fears of many Americans that government is too big and doesn’t provide anything useful to them. […]

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