Sunday, July 12, 2009

Health Care Reform

Health care reform is upon us and many, including myself, are watching anxiously to see what we'll end up with. Several terms are becoming more and more commonplace in the news, including "socialized medicine", "single payer system" and "public option." Much debate exists as to the utility of these approaches and I won't claim to have the answers.

Depending on your view point of the role of government, it seems, the Canadian system is pointed to as both a successful model to follow and an example of how this type of system can't work.

Dr. Val has a recent blog post taking a look at the Canadian system and some of the issues fueling both sides of the debate. She's also provided some links that also are informative.

2 comments:

Cory Blickenstaff said...

Dr. Val posts again today on healthcare reform. This time she posts an entry from the "covert rationing blog."

it mentions 3 proposed alternatives to the Obama plan that will likely bog down the process of passing reform.

It also offers an explanation of why the insurance industry is supportive of the Obama plan and why that will ultimately ensure its passage.

http://www.getbetterhealth.com/no-easy-way-forward-for-healthcare-reform/2009.07.13

Cory Blickenstaff said...

Dr. Val posts again today on healthcare reform. This time she posts an entry from the "covert rationing blog."

it mentions 3 proposed alternatives to the Obama plan that will likely bog down the process of passing reform.

It also offers an explanation of why the insurance industry is supportive of the Obama plan and why that will ultimately ensure its passage.

http://www.getbetterhealth.com/no-easy-way-forward-for-healthcare-reform/2009.07.13