“Young Invincibles’ and Risk Pools

There is tension in our healthcare system over risk pools. Private health insurers would have us believe that they are carrying an unfair burden of paying for health care in our current system because too few young people (known as “the young invincibles”) have purchased private health insurance. The reality is that it isn’t the […]

Business Support for Single Payer Health Care

In April, 2017, heads of businesses launched a new campaign, Business Leaders Transforming Healthcare. They recognize that the United States is unique among industrialized nations in a bad way for not having a publicly-financed universal healthcare system. This hurts businesses in a number of ways: 1. They spend tremendous time and resources on choosing insurance plans […]

The Cost of Health Care in the United States

Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger made the news in May, 2017 when they said that the cost of health care is the biggest concern for businesses in the United States. Buffett called healthcare spending “the tapeworm of American Economic competitiveness.” Healthcare spending as a percentage of GDP has risen much faster in the United States […]

June 5, 2017: New Study on State of US Health Outcomes

The first-ever global study on health outcomes and preventable deaths was published recently by Dr. Christopher Murray, Director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington in Seattle. Click here to read the study. It found that there are great inequities in access to health care and the quality of […]

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