All posts tagged insurance

Accepting Realities

A short history of health care. Slate column sort of reviewing New Republic editor Jonathan Cohn’s book Sick: The Untold Story of America’s Health Care Crisis—and the People Who Pay the Price that is refreshingly honest about the state of healthcare in the United States. “The problems inherent in the Read More...

Those damn liberals…

…who have a Republican governor seem to be close to an affordable health insurance plan for all residents. Thanks for all the email bringing this up. Hopefully, other states will look at this and follow suit. UPDATE: Boston.com story here. The legislation isn’t complete as of this writing, and it Read More...

Healthcare Some More II

A more current piece by Malcolm Gladwell (originally published in the New Yorker), refining his views on healthcare in America. “But moral hazard has profoundly shaped the way think tanks formulate policy and the way experts argue and the way health insurers structure their plans and the way legislation and Read More...

Healthcare Some More

There is a great discussion about health care from March, 2000 over at the Washington Monthly between Malcolm Gladwell and Adam Gopnik. I was particularly moved by this: The crucial point is, I think, the difference in social tone between a society in which universal access to medical care is Read More...

ABC on Healthcare in the United States

Peter Jennings anchored his final report on the state of healthcare in the U.S. It examined a few points about what is wrong in the system and where the costs are coming from. You can watch a behind the scenes Charlie Gibson interview with Jennings’ widow and some snippets of Read More...