the writer has researched the statistics of the health care reform packages and believes that the goals are achievable. he lays out his case for this here, basing this positive outlook on what he calls 'signals' --- the major changes in the culture of health care and delivery-- to all those affected by the new policies, including insurance companies, hospitals,and doctors
Although a bit lengthy, and at times cumbersome, this opinion piece makes a compelling case for passing the health care bill now and smoothing out the inevitable wrinkles later. The author rebuts some of the myths and untruths that have plagued the debate and urges the Democrats to get on with the job whether the Republicans come to their senses or not.
Health care reform is such a no-brainer for me that I am unable to see how any but the health insurance corporations (now that they are people like you and me) and the very stingiest of folks could possibly oppose it. The fiscal conservatives say that we can't afford it. I say, if Canada and others can afford it, so can we. Of course, Canada has the good sense not to fight two wars simultaneously. Think what we could be accomplishing if we hadn't started them in the first place, and ... More »
Well written article summarizing the health-care debacle we are facing. Dr. Nichols wrote an insightful opinion piece, balanced, well sourced and provided some important ideas that might help to solve the lingering crisis. In contrast to most of the reporting in mainstream media this is worth reading.
Healthcare, the never-ending story... Rightfully so, as this problem will not go away as long as people continue to get sick. There is no easy solution to this complex problem facing not just the US, but many countries around the world. Personally I consider it unethical to deliver care based on an individuals ability to pay. At the same time I emphatically support the notion that people should receive FAIR compensation for their efforts. I firmly believe this is achievable. It does, ... More »