The Affordable Care Act (ACA, aka “Obamacare”) is the most significant healthcare legislation since Medicare and Medicaid became law fifty years ago. In our opinion, the lasting achievement of the ACA will be seen as tackling the immoral and paradoxical disqualification for healthcare known as the pre-existing condition, a disqualification unique in the developed world. … Continue reading Guest post by Dr. Michael Hutchinson: The Eichhorn-Hutchinson Plan™ for Universal Healthcare Would Cover All Americans
Once the coronavirus epidemic is behind us and social distancing is not our day-to-day way of life, there will be many detailed analyses and debates about how the pandemic has changed life in America. There will be many new ideas about how to prevent national and regional epidemics. There will be new proposals for universal … Continue reading Pandemic Lessons
Although starting slower than some experts advise, the country has begun to accelerate its preparation to face the growing coronavirus epidemic. Test kit production and lab approvals are rapidly expanding; alternative test methods are being approved. Surgical mask production is being expanded. The FDA is testing antibiotics that have worked to treat similar viruses. The … Continue reading The Coronavirus and a Concern as Care is Provided
Click here to view this letter on the Modern Healthcare website. Medicare for More is a good start, but it’s not a universal plan We agree with the Dec. 2 editorial that a pragmatic universal healthcare plan is critical. Medicare for More, or Obamacare with a public option, are steps in the right direction, however they are … Continue reading Healing American Healthcare responds to Modern Healthcare’s take on Medicare for More
When asked about a specific issue that candidates for the 2020 election need to address, Senator Warren has often said “I have a plan for that.” She is a passionate supporter of Medicare-for-All (M4A) and much of the data she cites on her website about the healthcare system are correct. However, there are many criticisms … Continue reading Is Medicare-for-All Really the Right Plan for the United States?
Compared with other developed countries, the US has the worst aggregate healthcare outcomes, the worst life expectancy, and the highest costs in the world. Obamacare became a vehicle to provide health insurance for 20 million Americans. However, there are still 29 million Americans that are uninsured and another 40 million who are under-insured. The Centers … Continue reading Allcare: Universal Healthcare that Works
On August 1, 2019, the widely-read blog of radio host Michael Smerconish published my post on universal healthcare and how it can help meet the needs of our country. Based on the recent book, Health American Healthcare: A Plan to Provide Quality Care for All, While Saving $1 Trillion a Year, which I wrote with … Continue reading Smerconish.com Guest Blog – Healthcare: Powerful and Practical Solutions
A great debate is taking shape about American healthcare as awareness has grown that, compared with the rest of the developed world, we spend almost twice as much per capita for outcomes that are poorer in aggregate than other high-income countries. HR.com published our analysis and recommendations about this issue in a new article on … Continue reading The Great Debate
The phrase “Medicare for All” is familiar to anyone paying attention to the 2020 Democratic presidential primaries, as numerous candidates have come out in support of it. Once a mainstream political idea in the 1960s, then a radical leftist pipe dream in the 1980s and ’90s, providing government-funded healthcare to everyone is now mainstream politics … Continue reading We Can’t Afford Not to Have Universal Healthcare
U.S. News & World Report published our most recent comparison of the Eichhorn-Hutchinson Plan and the widely discussed Medicare-for-All. We share our thoughts about how Allcare (our plan) can improve access to healthcare while saving trillions of dollars. Click here to read more.