Tag Archives: National Health Care
Gentle Reader: Mr. Klein has done us a service in writing this piece. It could just as well be titled: The Way We Die. It is somehow ironic that Mr. Klein was interviewing Iowa’s Senator Grassley when he received the … Continue reading
From The New Yorker: Restaurant chains have managed to combine quality control, cost control, and innovation. Can health care ?
Gentle Reader: Doctor Gawande’s piece from the New Yorker, below, details some interesting facts relted to the day-to-day operations of a restaurant called the Cheesecake Factory. He asks if there are things we in medicine can learn from this chain … Continue reading
Powered by Qumana Gentle Readers – There should be some sympathy for our hospitals, especially safety-net institutions, the ones that provide care to our poorest and sickest. But this article, admirably written by Ms. Silver-Greenberg, points out the depths to … Continue reading
From the New York Times – What Does Insurance Company Administrative Cost Look Like, and Do, to our CItizens ?
Gentle Readers – Ms. Bernstein has documented – yet again, because we know and have known this – the consequences of a for-profit health system. The roughly 30% that the private insurers consume as their administrative cost makes health care … Continue reading
Years ago, sometime around 1995, I sat with a colleague who, over the years, had become a dear friend as well as a co-worker. A man who was raised a Catholic, joined the US Air Force, became a Air Commando … Continue reading
Gentle readers – the statement following, which I am privileged to sign, is from an organization that attempts to make our lives a bit better every day. I am pleased to place this into my blog. AJ Layon A Physician … Continue reading
Introduction We have reviewed the data on the US health system as it exists – both the costs and outcomes – as well as the reasons why these costs and outcomes exist as they do. This section is meant to … Continue reading
So, dear readers, we see the outlines of the strategies of the new House Majority to terminate health insurance reform. Is this what our people desired ? When it happens, is this what they will have wanted ? Please see Part … Continue reading
INTRODUCTION In the first part of this series, I briefly outlined the character – the face if you will – of our health system. In this second part, I will touch upon the pre-reform finance of this system and why it … Continue reading