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Attending Doctor Should Decide Life or Death-No One Else!

Elected officials such as New York and Atlanta mayors as well as clinical physicians, viz., in Maryland and Colorado, are projecting there will be more patients who need life-saving CoViD-19 services than there are facilities–ICU beds and ventilators–available. Such an imbalance between the needs of critically ill patients and healthcare capabilities requires triage, deciding who gets care and who waits.Continue reading “Attending Doctor Should Decide Life or Death-No One Else!”

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CoViD-19 Cost/Benefit Analysis Concludes: Let My People Go

When the CoViD-19 (Corona Virus Disease, 2019) first broke out, there was little-to-no data. Without factual evidence, medical advisers had to depend on mathematical models such as the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis from the Imperial College in London. With an estimate of more than 2 million American deaths, a draconian response was instituted withContinue reading “CoViD-19 Cost/Benefit Analysis Concludes: Let My People Go”

Colorado Took Healthcare Out of Washington and Implemented Medicare-for-All “Lite.” Good Move or Bad?

Supreme Court Associate Justice Louis Brandeis famously urged the states to become “laboratories of democracy” (New State Ice Co. v. Liebmann, 1932) by testing new, alternative ideas of governance. Colorado is heeding his advice. With their Governor Jared Polis’ leadership, the 2019 Colorado Legislative Session passed a number of bills that increase state control ofContinue reading “Colorado Took Healthcare Out of Washington and Implemented Medicare-for-All “Lite.” Good Move or Bad?”

Restore American Health Care by Reconnecting Patient with Physician

The U.S. healthcare system is failing both the American public as well as Americans doctors. Fundamental change is needed but Washington keeps adjusting the financing and never deals with the root cause-breakdown of the doctor-patient relationship. Failing both patients and physicians In 2018, the average American family spent $28,166 on healthcare costs. More than 80 percent went to insuranceContinue reading “Restore American Health Care by Reconnecting Patient with Physician”

Great Britain Offers Cautionary Tale on Single Payer

First Charlie Gard and now Alfie Evans. These are babies who, though verbally silent, still gave clarion warnings to proponents of single-payer health care: The government — not my parents — is in charge of my life, and the government chose death. Charlie Gard was born in August 2015 with a rare genetic disorder thatContinue reading “Great Britain Offers Cautionary Tale on Single Payer”

California wants single payer and Texas wants free market – say hello to ‘StatesCare’

California may try to create a statewide single payer healthcare system. Bernie Sanders still wants single payer Medicare-for-All for Vermont despite its demise aborning in 2014. Texas wants a free market system. Washington desperately seeks a way out of their healthcare dilemma, especially the imploding Medicaid program. Believe it or not, there is a wayContinue reading “California wants single payer and Texas wants free market – say hello to ‘StatesCare’”

In Healthcare,Freedom or Entitlement – Choose One

How did 13 small colonies of the globe-spanning British Empire become the leader among nations in less than two and a half centuries? Answer: Freedom and its resulting “can do” culture. Freed from government controls and released from class constraints, the “new Americans” believed they could do anything and everything, and then . . .Continue reading “In Healthcare,Freedom or Entitlement – Choose One”