Getting to the root of our health-care woes: competition. Will a public option increase competition and lower costs? Are markets really dominated by single players, state by state? FOX has some interesting comments from Economist Earl Grinols in this story. Grinols published Health Care for Us All with us.
Americans have expressed their displeasure with House 3200 and the Senate health care bill because both contain bad economics and bad ideas. Economists such as Earl Grinnols are dismayed at the bills put forward.
The New York Times has a front-screen story this morning about Bob Collier, who, according to the Times, was moved to speak out at a recent town hall meeting about his worries concerning health care reform. It’s almost too tiresome to point out that Collier is entirely uninformed about the issues. But because he did not articulate this utter nonsense in a “high decibel rant,” the Times saw fit to put his version of health care reform on the front page of its newspaper.
It may seem that the doctors of New York today are a far cry from the old-fashioned country doctors of mid-century Middle America. Or are they? Stephanie Harnett examines the “patient centered” movement in health care, and catches up with Dr. Stanley Reiser to find out if technology alone can guarantee better health care.
WIRED posted an article last year about a 1976 swine flu outbreak. One casualty, and mass vaccinations, having recalled a deadly Spanish flu from after WWI. Read it here >>