by John J. Dalton, FHFMA, Editor, The Three Minute ReadTM The short answer – not quite yet! The word “endemic” comes from the Greek endēmos, which means “in population.” An endemic virus is relatively constant in a population with largely predictable patterns, with the seasonal flu perhaps the best example. It’s likely that Covid-19 ultimately … Continue reading Has the Pandemic Become Endemic?
Both Democrat and Republican lawmakers want to find ways to lower the cost of prescription drugs for Americans with good reason. On a per capita basis we pay more than twice as much as the average cost for prescription drugs when compared with the other 36 member nations of the UN’s Organization for Economic Cooperation … Continue reading America Needs Lower Drug Prices Now – Here Are 3 Ways To Do It
From early in the pandemic, our public health leaders have said there were five things that each of us should do to protect ourselves and each other from the coronavirus and to mitigate its spread: Wear a mask or face covering when you are out in public. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water … Continue reading Ignoring Science Does Not Make It Go Away – Our Crisis in National Leadership
In mid-July I read a very interesting – and sad – commentary on Americans, the pandemic and wearing masks that was written by Eli Saslow, a reporter at The Washington Post. The article is entitled “No mask no entry. Is that clear enough? That seems pretty clear, right?” Here is the link to the article … Continue reading Freedom and Frontline Workers
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
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.
On Saturday, March 2, 2019, two guests on the CNN program Smerconish discussed Democratic Party issues. The guests were Amie Parnes, co-author, with Jonathan Allen, of Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign, and Bhaskar Sunkara, a Guardian U.S. columnist and founding editor of Jacobin, a magazine “offering socialist perspectives on politics, economics, and culture.” They … Continue reading Medicare for All or Universal Healthcare?