People are bringing up the point that people simply don’t shop for health care. That we’re not consumers. Usually that people are non-economists, like some ER doc who thinks that he had to study for 8 years to become a doc, but that economists are just people with opinions. Or like Paul Krugman, who . . . → Read More: Health Care Consumers
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Daily Beast has Pittsburgh at #11 on a list of most insured places in the nation.
So the question why comes up when this stat pops up and it’s pretty simple. A combination of Pennsylvania’s CHIP and a lot of folks covered by Medicare together add up for us. Pennsylvania pops up disproportionately on . . . → Read More: Daily Ranking – Most Insured
Health care in the USA is completely broken. Health care is a difficult problem, to be sure, but I think it’s clear that we’re currently solving it very badly. Two problems with health care: One is that people expect everyone to have the same health care as a rich person, even if they’re not . . . → Read More: Health Care
A study by June O’Neill and Dave M. O’Neill (link) suggests that the U.S health care system provides more choice, efficiency, better delivery and capacity than the Canadian system:
“Does Canada’s publicly funded, single payer health care system deliver better health outcomes and distribute health resources more equitably than the multi-payer heavily private U.S. . . . → Read More: Canadian and U.S. Healthcare Systems Compared
Folks, I have bad news for you. The Barack Obama Health Care Reform (shepherded through by Nancy Pelosi) will be, as written, an utter and unmitigated disaster. It attempts to do two things which are, in combination, impossible. First, it makes health insurance much more widely available through the mind-boggling deal it made . . . → Read More: Obamacare Is Not Possible