In case you haven’t seen it already, I have an opinion piece on health care reform in today’s Albuquerque Journal. With not one, but two, recent op-eds having appeared in the paper’s opinion pages on behalf of “Medicare for All,” it is a bit disappointing that the editor felt the need to run a “pro-reform” op-ed alongside mine.
Speaking Freely airs 9am to 10am on Saturdays. Jim and I will be discussing health care reform with Albuquerque-based doctor Torre Near, MD. Dr. Near recently wrote a great opinion piece on health care that appeared in the Albuquerque Journal.
Tune in to the show and feel free to give us a call at 505-265-1550. It is sure to be an interesting discussion.
Those who advocate for government-run health care reform love to talk about how “simple” their plans are and how they are the ones restoring the patient-doctor relationship. The problem is that anytime government is involved in managing the economy, things get complicated…and fast.
Here is a flow-chart illustrating how the House Democrats’ health care plan would work in practice:
Unfortunately, the flow chart does not adequately illustrate how the $1.5 trillion extra needed to run the plan will have to be obtained.
This article more fully explains the flow chart and how it will be used.
In case you missed it, as I blogged earlier this week, I took part in an online debate on health care that was sponsored by the Albuquerque Journal. Day four of the debate postings and comments are available here.
If you enjoyed this, please let the Journal know and ask them to continue to invite the Rio Grande Foundation to take part in these discussions.