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John Geyman

Cancer Care in the US: The Achilles Heel of a Profit-Driven System

John Geyman | Posted 08.10.2014 | Politics
John Geyman

As other countries have found many years ago, the government must become more involved in pricing and financing of health care services, together with a more rigorous process of assessing services based on scientific evidence, efficacy and cost-effectiveness.

The VA Scandal -- What Lessons Can We Draw?

John Geyman | Posted 08.03.2014 | Politics
John Geyman

The V.A. scandal over access to care for our veterans is, of course, a betrayal of our government's debt to our veterans and a national disgrace that needs fixing on an urgent basis. Although we still don't know the full extent of the problems.

The Affordable Care Act: Not a Government Takeover But a Privatized Bonanza

John Geyman | Posted 03.16.2014 | Politics
John Geyman

Though constantly attacked by the right as a government takeover, Obamacare is by no means a not-for-profit public program. Wall Street and investors recognize the potential for profits under the ACA.

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.

Live or Die: Do We Care Anymore?

John Geyman | Posted 12.12.2011 | 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.

'Moral Hazard' In Health Care: Duplicity On Steroids

John Geyman | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics
John Geyman

When will logic, common sense, evidence and fairness take center stage for health policy makers and legislators? The way things are going could well be called legislative malpractice.

Myths and Misperceptions About Primary Care

John Geyman | Posted 10.22.2011 | Books
John Geyman

We are indebted to the late Dr. Barbara Starfield of the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health for this basic definition of the four pillars of primary care.

In Global Recession, Health Care Reform Which Saves Money Is An Economic Imperative

John Geyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Geyman

While the so-called "debate" over health care reform heats up, the only real option to reform health care -- single-payer national health insurance (NHI) -- is being largely overlooked.

Market-Driven Inflation of Health Care Costs and Spreading Hardships

John Geyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
John Geyman

We are in the second Gilded Age, and conservative market policies fail the public interest.

Ready or Not, Big Change is Coming: The Impending Death Of Private Health Insurance

John Geyman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Geyman

Most of us have by now heard many indictments of private health insurance. What's new and may be surprising to many people is this: despite its size and political power, it is a dying industry.