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Health Care Reform Facts: How Does U.S. Actually Stack Up Against Other Countries?
The question often arises, "What is heath care reform and why do we need it?" The answer is almost always something like: The U.S. spends more than any other industrialized country on health care, but gets worse-quality health care. And, the U.S. is the only country that doesn't provide universal coverage to all of its citizens. What are the health care reform facts?
In turns about that each of these claims is technically true, but also very misleading. When you look at the data, the picture gets far more nuanced. And the alleged advantages foreign countries have over the U.S. start to dissipate.
Health Care Reform Facts:…
What Biden's Election Means For U.S. Health Care And Public Health
The most significant change he would like to make to the ACA is creating a Medicare-like program that would be a "public option" — a health insurance program administered by the federal government, just as Medicare is, but available to people of any age — that could compete against private insurance plans in the marketplace. This idea was part of the original ACA but did not make it into the final law.
9 ways Covid-19 may forever upend the U.S. health care industry
STAT surveyed a host of prominent health policy experts — top health advisers to both Republican and Democratic presidents, lawmakers, executives, physicians, and top lobbyists — who forecast a new status quo that they say will upend what American health care looks like for decades.
The most screwed-up employee perk in America (and the man who just might fix it)
The fact that most Americans get their insurance from their bosses has become such a given it seems strange to even question it. But really what’s strange is the system itself.
Want to Change Health Care? 'The One Thing That Doctors Respond to Is Data'
With 5,300 medical journals publishing many thousands of articles per year, “we’re just swimming in data,” Cosgrove said. But “we’ve got to put it into a useable form” for exchange. The health industry needs to bring all of that information together “in a central place, the cloud,” he said. And it needs companies to support interoperability.
Yes, There’s Hope for Health Care Reform
A bipartisan consensus is focused on reducing the system’s chronic waste and inefficiency.
Big Money’s Sway Over Doctors
Even well-meaning physicians often make medical decisions based on financial factors. There’s a better way.
Could Pharmacists Help Fix Health Care?
The CVS-Aetna merger might be the first step toward changing their role. Evidence and history suggest this could be the right move.
Is Singapore’s “miracle” health care system the answer for America?
The Singapore model shows how liberal and conservative ideas can fuse.
Making Health Care Better
Medicine has changed before, after all. When it did, government policy played a role. But much of the impetus came from inside the profession. Doctors helped change other doctors. For the past decade or so, a loose group of reformers has been trying to do precisely this. They have been trying to figure out how to improve health care while also holding down the growth in costs.
National Health Insurance - 50 Million Reasons
Despite the advent of Obamacare, most estimates indicate that about 50 million Americans remain uninsured. So, why can't the United States insure all its citizens like the rest of the industralized world?
ObamaCare, Is There a Fix?
It’s not defunding ObamaCare or granting everyone the current ‘federal worker option’ or even socialized medicine. Just ask our neighbors, the Canadians.
Should the Government Provide Free Universal Health Care for All Americans?
It's no secret that health care costs are spiraling out of control in this country. On average, we now spend more per person on health care than both food and housing. Insurance premiums are multiplying much faster than inflation, which prevents economic growth and leaves businesses with less money to give raises or hire more workers.
The Doctor-Rapper and CEO Who Intend to Fix Healthcare
Zubin Damania is a Stanford-trained physician working to develop a new model for primary care clinics. But if you cared to, you could also find him on YouTube, rapping as ZDoggMD.
We Have to Ration Health Care
Medicare for all would be a much better plan if it acknowledged that simple reality.
Why an Open Market Won’t Repair American Health Care
We need such a conversation — not just about how the market fails, but about how we can change the political realities that stand in the way of fixing it.
Health Care Reform Facts: How Does U.S. Actually Stack Up Against Other Countries?
The question often arises, "What is health care reform and why do we need it?" The answer is almost always something like: The U.S. spends more than any other industrialized country on health care, but gets worse-quality health care. And, the U.S. is the only country that doesn't provide universal coverage to all of its citizens. Each of these claims is technically true, but also very misleading. When you look at the data, the picture gets far more nuanced. And the alleged advantages foreign countries have over the U.S. start to dissipate.
Alliance for Health Policy
A nonpartisan, nonprofit group, the Alliance believes that all in the U.S. should have health coverage at a reasonable cost. But we do not lobby for any particular blueprint, nor do we take positions on legislation.
Our mission is to create strong public will for change by engaging the public in designing, shaping and promoting a template for a new health care system.
Focusing on understanding the complex healthcare systems in America and abroad, and wise ways to improve the health and well-being of all people.
Health Care for All
HCFA seeks to create a consumer-centered health care system that provides comprehensive, affordable, accessible, culturally competent, high quality care and consumer education for everyone, especially the most vulnerable.
Healthcare - NOW
The mission of Healthcare-NOW is to support the growing movement for a national single payer, guaranteed, quality healthcare system for everybody in this country.
HealthWrights is a non-profit organization committed to advancing the health, basic rights, social equality, and self-determination of disadvantaged persons and groups.
Institute For Healthcare Improvement
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) is an independent not-for-profit organization helping to lead the improvement of health care throughout the world. Founded in 1991 and based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, IHI works to accelerate improvement by building the will for change, cultivating promising concepts for improving patient care, and helping health care systems put those ideas into action.
We are a collective of health professionals working on the social, political and economic conditions which damage health and deepen health inequalities.
Patient Privacy Rights
We believe electronic health records can help improve efficiency, lead to research breakthroughs, and lower the costs of healthcare, but only if informed consent is given first for all uses.
Patients Come First
By working together, we can make Canada a world leader in giving Canadians access to innovative new medicines and vaccines to prevent and treat a wide range of diseases. The Rx&D International Report on Access to Medicines looked at the accessibility of medicines available in Canada and compared the finding to 24 other countries. The results showed Canada ranked 20th out of 25, next to countries like Turkey and Iceland.
People's Health Movement
PHM has its roots deep in the grassroots people's movement and owes its genesis to many health networks and activists who have been concerned by the growing inequities in health over the last 25 years.
Single Payer Now
A grassroots association of volunteers supporting Universal Single Payer Healthcare for California since 1994.
Timely Medical Alternatives
In 2003, Timely Medical Alternatives Inc. was formed to help Canadians, on long medical waiting lists, to take personal responsibility for their own medical care and Leave the queue. The need for private medical services is thriving in Canada. Timely Medical Alternatives can easily accommodate your needs for private medical services by providing you with options, referrals to hospitals, clinics and diagnostic imaging facilities.
Town Hall Ventures
Town Hall Ventures is dedicated to working side-by-side with visionary entrepreneurs who want to transform care delivery and health outcomes for the most underserved and higher need populations across the country. Community by community, town by town.
Universal Health Care Action Network
UHCAN's mission is to help build, strengthen and connect organizations and coalitions in states and nationally that can effectively engage the public, policymakers and key constituencies to achieve affordable, quality health care for all.
Doctors for America
Doctors for America is a national movement of physicians and medical students working together to improve the health of the nation and to ensure that everyone has access to affordable, high quality health care.
Faithful Reform in Health Care
Faith-inspired health reform activities have marked the beginning of an exciting new year as more and more people of faith throughout the United States commit to making health care work for all of us.
National Nurses United
To organize and UNITE registered nurses nationwide so that collectively we can achieve and protect the highest standards for patients and direct care RNs.
Physicians for a National Health Program
Since 1987, we've advocated for reform in the U.S. health care system. We educate physicians and other health professionals about the benefits of a single-payer system--including fewer administrative costs and affording health insurance for the 46 million Americans who have none.
American Health Care Choices
American Health Care Choices is a robust online destination for credible, substantive news and commentary about pro-consumer, pro-freedom health reform options. This website is a project of the Galen Institute, a not-for-profit research organization devoted to advancing ideas and policies that create a vibrant, patient-centered health sector.
California Health Care Foundation
CHCF works as a catalyst to fulfill the promise of better health care for all Californians. We support ideas and innovations that improve quality, increase efficiency, and lower the costs of care.
The California OneCareNow Campaign is the nation's first-ever statewide grassroots campaign for universal healthcare.
Today as citizens of the world, we face a daunting array of social and environmental problems ranging from health care and education to global warming and economic inequality. Change.org aims to address this need by serving as the central platform informing and empowering movements for social change around the most important issues of our time.
After twenty-five years as a non-profit, bimonthly print journal and six years in online publishing, Health Affairs has entered the blogosphere as a new means of engaging readers in the health policy debate.
On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Affordable Care Act...The Act will not be implemented all at once. Portions of the law have already taken effect. Other changes will be implemented through 2014 and beyond. To track our progress, return to this site regularly for the latest updates.
International Union for Health Promotion & Education
The IUHPE is half a century old, and continues to be the only global organisation entirely devoted to advancing public health through health promotion and health education.
Kaiser is a non-profit, private operating foundation focusing on the major health care issues facing the U.S., as well as the U.S. role in global health policy.
National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of [oneself] and [one's] family, including food, clothing, housing, and medical care.
New England Journal of Medicine
Some of the latest information on Health Policy and Reform.
The latest news regarding healthcare reform.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
The mission of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is to improve the health and health care of all Americans. Our goal is clear: To help Americans lead healthier lives and get the care they need.
The Alan Katz Blog
Perspectives on Health Care Reform, Politics and More.
The Commonwealth Fund
The Commonwealth Fund is a private foundation that aims to promote a high performing health care system that achieves better access, improved quality, and greater efficiency, particularly for society's most vulnerable.
The New York Times
Latest developments in health care reform.
The Piper Report
Popular health care blog. Medicare, Medicaid, pharma, reform, and more. Insights and resources on hot issues. Kip Piper, editor.
United States of Care
The mission of United States of Care is to ensure that every single American has access to quality, affordable health care regardless of health status, social need, or income.
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Last Updated : Wednesday, January 18, 2023