Posts Tagged ‘healthcare’

January 7th, 2020 - 11:57 am § in Politics, Schools & Colleges, Science

An Impressive Argument for Single Payer

This is very worth reading.  The authors, while coming from a well-known supporter of the Sanders and Warren Medicare for All plans, have now published an objective analysis that is convincing. It is not a full study.  Himmelstein deals only with administrative overhead.  I can also fault it for [...]

April 22nd, 2019 - 1:04 am § in Misc., Schools & Colleges


This Is The Part Of ‘Medicare For All’ That You Never Hear About Bernie Sanders and allies want to squeeze hospitals, which is very necessary — and very difficult. By Jonathan Cohn Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and his allies talk a lot about how “Medicare for All” would take back money fro[...]

January 31st, 2019 - 9:58 am § in Hypocrisy, Schools & Colleges


“Medicare for All” is a slogan, not a policy. If there is any real lesson to come from the Trump Presidency, the lesson may be the dangers of trying to base policy on a campaign slogan.  In 20 years, politicians will use the slogan “Remember the Wall” to accuse their competi[...]

November 17th, 2017 - 12:01 am § in Politics

Universal Healthcare

Jon Walker’s series on health care and the path to universal, affordable coverage in the United States. PART 1 This is a critical moment for the future of health care. President Barack Obama’s market-based Affordable Care Act (ACA) has simply not lived up to many of its big promises, and House S[...]

May 16th, 2017 - 12:55 am § in Misc.

How Norway Pays for Healthcare

Knut Robert Knutsen Healthcare (in Norway) is nationalized, but the details are a bit nuanced. Well, a portion of our paycheck goes to the “welfare fund”, and there’s an employer portion on top of that. It’s based primarily on the Bismarck Socialism model where the employee c[...]

May 5th, 2017 - 7:36 am § in Misc.

The GOP: “What we need is more Jesus care”

GOP tries to  make Jesus proud by kicking poor and sick people off health insurance. No hearings, no expert analysis, no CBO scoring, just more poverty and death. They’re ‘pro life’ in the same way I’m ‘too thin’.   Looking forward to 2018 Democratic ads with t[...]

August 22nd, 2014 - 2:11 am § in Hypocrisy

How To Sell Drugs Without FDA Approval

What is a drug?                    a natural or artificial substance given to treat or prevent illness or to lessen pain Unless someone calls it “natural” and sells  it in a health food store. Read this story of  a high school student  who suffered severe liver dama[...]

June 14th, 2014 - 3:52 am § in Misc.

Healthcare in Cuba

4.2! Lowest infant mortality ever in Cuba As an expression of the Revolution’s commitment to the health of mothers and children, in 2013 Cuba reached the lowest rate of infant mortality in its history, 4.2 per thousand live births, placing us among the top nations with low averages. This rate ref[...]

January 16th, 2014 - 5:16 pm § in America, Science

BREAKING NEWS: Jimmy Carter Announces Near Wipe Out of a Disease

Guinea Worm Disease[...]

January 13th, 2014 - 12:25 pm § in The Ave Scene

Why is the UW closing clinics at Harborview?

CROSSCUT: Harborview clinic closures: Can officials be serious? By                        Abe Bergman, M.D.                  There is still no clear word on whether the shocking plans for shutting down and moving Harborview’s primary care clinics — women[...]