Sunday, August 13, 2023

Basic library of universal health care

Basic library of universal health care What is “Single Payer” and What is it Not? By KIP SULLIVAN and JOEL CLEMMER. As the single-payer solution has become more popular, the phrase “single-payer” has been misinterpreted by both proponents and opponents of universal coverage. It is extremely important that the public understand what the phrase means. Link to copy with the links to articles Healing Health Care: The Case For A Comprehensive Universal Health System By JOHN MARTY. Roseville, MN, Birch Grove Publishing, 2016. The lead author of The Minnesota Health Plan and well-known state Senator brings it home with a specific proposal for our state. The fundamental arguments for universal care are here, as are extensive footnotes to peer-reviewed science. A free download is available. The Healing of America: A Global Quest For Better, Cheaper, And Fairer Health Care By T. R. REID. New York, Penquin, 2009. A very accessible 30,000 foot view of national health care systems. This comparative approach puts our non-system into perspective. Available through libraries and stores. FIX IT – Healthcare At The Tipping Point Unfinished Business Foundation This docuseries addresses many issues within our healthcare system in the United States. It is eye-opening and very informative. CLICK HERE to visit their website. Rethinking Consumerism in Healthcare Benefit Design CONSUMERS UNION, Research Brief No. 11, April 2016 Isn’t it all about high deductibles driving health care “consumers” with “skin in the game” to shop wisely in the health marketplace? Doesn’t “market magic” ensue? The organization behind Consumers Reports says – usually not. . . Continue reading It’s The Prices, Stupid: Why The United States Is So Different From Other Countries By GERARD F. ANDERSON, UWE E. REINHARDT, PETER S. HUSSEY and VARDUI PETROSYAN Health Affairs, 22, no.3 (2003): 89-105 Everyone now admits that health care costs are high in the U.S. But that is because greedy American doctors looking for extra fees and overly demanding patients utilize too much medicine, right? The facts say otherwise. . . Continue reading Medicare at 50: Why Medicare-for-all Did Not Take Place By THEODORE R. MARMOR and KIP SULLIVAN Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, and Ethics, Volume 15, Issue 1, Article 9, 2015 Universal health care has been a popular goal in the U.S. and the Medicare system would appear to offer a way forward. Why did it never happen? The rise of managed care and the myth of competitive markets in health coverage offer and explanation and say a lot about where we are now. . . . Continue reading or download from Yale’s digital commons site.