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What Role Should the Government Have in U. S. Health Care?

John Geyman | Posted 12.29.2015 | Politics
John Geyman

For all the good that the Affordable Care Act may have done in extending the number of Americans with some form of medical insurance, it did very little to address the underlying fiscal crisis of health care, which is that our current fragmented form of delivering health insurance is unaffordable.

Why the Private Health Insurance Industry Has to Go

John Geyman | Posted 06.09.2015 | Politics
John Geyman

One can argue that the private insurance industry should be regarded as obsolete and not worth saving. However, the ACA has extended its life, including almost $2 trillion in federal subsidies over the next ten years.

Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance: Time to Pronounce it Dead

John Geyman | Posted 12.14.2011 | Business
John Geyman

We have had about a 75-year experiment with employer-sponsored health insurance, but its track record is one of continued decline over the last 30 years -- fewer people covered, less coverage for more costs, and less value of that coverage.

"Expanding Access to Care": The Health Insurance Industry's Magic at Work

John Geyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Geyman

As the costs of health care surge ever higher, the financial barrier to care has clearly become the biggest impediment of all.