Tag: healthcare reform

Sifting through the misinformation of healthcare reform and how it affects all of us.

Sifting through the misinformation of healthcare reform and how it affects all of us. Who should we believe has the best solutions for how we get better and more cost effective healthcare in the USA.   Should we have single payor, more insurers, insurers that go across state lines, vouchers, higher deductibles, Obamacare, Trumpcare, etc. If all of these are great ideas, why is it that they all cost so much.  Even the experts admit that if we went single payor ala Medicare for all, the most we could probably save would be 20%, something most of us would gladly embrace Read More »

The public option would have kept health insurers honest says Huffington Post; see their opinion here.

The public option would have kept health insurers honest says Huffington Post; see their opinion here. When the debate for Obamacare had begun, a public option was something many of us wanted, including myself. After years of watching health insurers make changes to our system and promises that evaporated over time, each time they decided on their economic cure for healthcare costs (remember US Healthcare?) , the costs went up, the quality of care went down, and in the end, the system got worse. We are now seeing smaller networks, higher out of pocket costs while we the consumer use Read More »