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Private Health Care

The Big Gamble in Health Care: Would Competition Outdo Government in Controlling Costs?

Scott Bittle | Posted 05.28.2013 | Business
Scott Bittle

There's no reason to believe that private market competition is a magic potion that will cure our health care problems, nor is it necessarily "the Swiss menace," to quote Krugman's wonderful tongue-in-cheek phrasing.

Beyond Corporate Capitalism: Not So Wild a Dream

Gar Alperovitz | Posted 07.29.2012 | Politics
Gar Alperovitz

When progressives are being called "socialists" no matter what, there is little to lose and much to gain by clearly making the case for a long-term plan that confronts -- and ultimately overcomes -- the centrality of corporate power.

Why Public Health Care is Better than Private Health Care

Hale "Bonddad" Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

While I will almost always advocate for a market based economic approach to allocating resources, health care is not an area where the profit motive should dominate decision making.

English Healthcare in the US Reform Debate: Setting the Record Straight

Zack Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Zack Cooper

There have been a host of rumors about the English National Health Service, ranging from the benign to the outright asinine. All these rumors are false.

Private Regulation of Medicine: A Win-Win-win For Doctors, Patients and Public

Ronen Avraham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ronen Avraham

Granting doctors who follow such guidelines immunity from malpractice would go a long way toward meeting the nation's goals of minimizing healthcare costs while maximizing patient safety.

MY Healthcare Problem

Abby L. Ferber | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Abby L. Ferber

Health insurance companies are not in the business of making healthcare easier for us; they are in business.

Obama's Health Care Reform and Social Networks: An Experiment

Francine Hardaway | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Francine Hardaway

We have the power to help Obama in a big way if he truly wants to produce health care reform, because we understand the viral potential of social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.