Single Payer Pivot Swiss Reject Single-Payer Health Care
On Sunday, Swiss voters handily rejected a proposal to scrap their private health care system in favor of a single-payer scheme. The defense offered of the current system seems sound in general, though it didn’t take rising costs seriously enough.
Single Payer Pivot Obama: VA Secretary Won’t Go
Obama is standing behind VA Secretary Eric Shinseki. Is that a move calculated to protect government-run health care from criticism?
Single Payer Pivot The Next Healthcare Battle is Here
Coverage under Obamacare has only been live for one day, and already the interwebs are full of the single payer pivot. Michael Moore (Fahrenheit 9/11, Sicko) has an op-ed in the NYT arguing that we need to build on the ACA to set up a single-payer like system. At The New Republic a guest writer predicts that the public will increasingly demand a single-payer system that can address these lingering problems. Even as opponents of the Affordable Care Act continue to fight the law, proponents of the ACA are already suiting up for the next battle.
Single Payer Pivot Health Care Confusion Reigns at the NYT
The single payer pivot is going gangbusters over at the New York Times. The Grey Lady had two pieces out yesterday on health care prices, and the mix of the two shows a paper, and an intelligentsia, deeply confused about health care.