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The Medicare Monster Continued

Posted on July 10, 2016 11:50 am By admin in Featured Article

A cautionary tale-Part III The deliberations about the cost of the hospital-insurance program make for a fascinating and almost comical story. Because it is hard to predict changes in medical technology and hospital costs, it was decided that the program could only be projected out 25 years, instead of the 75-year horizon that is used […]

The Medicare Monster

Posted on January 10, 2016 11:44 am By admin in Featured Article

A cautionary tale-Part I Steven Hayward & Erik Peterson from the January 1993 issue – WSJ The scene is Capitol Hill. It’s the year 2035. Thousands of elderly protesters assemble outside the Capitol building. Inside, the House Ways and Means Committee meets to enact huge cuts in both Medicare and the national health-insurance program. Members are reluctant to take this […]

Single-Payer National Health Insurance around the World Part VIII

Posted on October 10, 2015 11:31 am By admin in Featured Article

Lives at Risk by John C. Goodman, Gerald L. Musgrave, and Devon M. Herrick (Continued from the  July 2015  HPUSA Newsletter) Reforming the U.S. Health Care System: Designing an Ideal Health Care System CHARACTERISTICS OF AN IDEAL HEALTH CARE SYSTEM Chapter Twenty-three Among people who believe the American health care system needs serious reform, attention […]

Single-Payer National Health Insurance around the World Part VII

Posted on July 10, 2015 10:56 am By admin in Featured Article

In 2002 and 2003, we reviewed The Twenty Myths of health care reform. Now a decade later the authors have updated the book, renamed it, and added important 21st century data. Lives at Risk by John C. Goodman, Gerald L. Musgrave, and Devon M. Herrick (Continued from the  April 2015  HPUSA Newsletter) Chapter 22: Is […]

Single-Payer National Health Insurance around the World Part VI

Posted on April 10, 2015 10:47 am By admin in Featured Article

Lives at Risk by John C. Goodman, Gerald L. Musgrave, and Devon M. Herrick (Continued from the  January 2015 HPUSA Newsletter) The Politics of Medicine Part 2 / Chapter 21 / P 187 “Public choice” is the discipline that attempts to integrate economics and political science.1 Its chief goal is to explain political phenomena, just […]

Single-Payer National Health Insurance around the World Part V

Posted on January 10, 2015 2:38 am By admin in Featured Article

Lives at Risk by John C. Goodman, Gerald L. Musgrave, and Devon M. Herrick (Continued from the October 2014 HPUSA Newsletter) DO OTHER COUNTRIES THINK THEY HAVE FOUND THE ANSWER? Despite the official rhetoric, over the course of the past decade almost every European country with a national health care system has introduced market-oriented reforms […]

Congressional Reform Act of 2012

Posted on July 10, 2012 12:02 pm By admin in Featured Article

Warren Buffet is asking each addressee to forward this message to a minimum of twenty people on their address list; in turn ask each of those to do likewise. In three days, most people in The United States of America will have the message.  This is one idea that really should be passed around. *Congressional […]

A Member of the European Parliament’s Warning to America

Posted on June 19, 2011 12:59 pm By admin in Featured Article

The perils of following us toward greater regulation, higher taxes and centralized power. By DANIEL HANNAN On a U.S. talk-radio show recently, I was asked what I thought about the notion that Barack Obama had been born in Kenya. “Pah!” I replied. “Your president was plainly born in Brussels.” American conservatives have struggled to press […]

World Health Report 2000 was an intellectual fraud of historic consequence

Posted on June 19, 2011 12:58 pm By admin in Featured Article

The Worst Study Ever? | By Scott W. Atlas | Commentary Magazine | April 2011 A profoundly deceptive document that only marginally measured health-care performance at all. The World Health Organization’s World Health Report 2000, which ranked the health-care systems of nearly 200 nations, stands as one of the most influential social-science studies in history. […]

2012: The Make or Break for America

Posted on June 19, 2011 12:54 pm By admin in Featured Article

AGENDA GAMES: How Today’s High-Stakes Political Combat Works. By B. K. Eakman EPILOGUE: THE “IT” YEAR OF 2012 First, the “It” girl—a concept that means more than mere “perfection.” The “It” factor captures that certain “something” one can’t quite define, but that redirects the attention from anything else whenever “It” appears. Professional entertainers and those […]