Posts Tagged ‘healthcare’

January 29th, 2020 - 10:52 am § in Misc.


SEIU199 is on strike against Swedish Hospital Can someone tell SEIU they are in violation of the law! I am not talking about the strike, but about this form, I received yesterday by email! Frankly, I was surprised that SEIU1199 would do this.  I had been contacted before the strike about joining th[...]

January 25th, 2020 - 11:46 am § in Misc.

M4ALL … Is it a slogan or is it a plan?

Let me start by saying I am a Warren supporter. BUT, I worry about the Medicare for All meme. Supporters of M4ALL think it is full socialized medicine, covering all costs.  Magic?  These folks do not account for the complex differences between the provider system in the US. What Sanders supporter,[...]

January 23rd, 2020 - 1:06 pm § in The Ave Scene


I may be a bit unusual as a diabetes patient. I am 78 year old, MD PhD and a Professor. I am also a type II diabetic who is grateful for my DEXCOM glucose monitor, But, in my state, Washington, that pretty much means having to buy the DEXCOM G6 from a “medical Device Provider” […][...]

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[...]

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[...]

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 12th, 2017 - 7:09 am § in Misc.

A Healthcare Proposal

It’s just a theory I’ve been working on for a long while: Good health care is  an agreement between doctor and patient. I believe good coverage is an agreement between providers and people.  Healthcare can’t be passive, people need to be involved. When they feel involved people [...]

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[...]