Monday, February 28, 2011

Enough with the wait times, already – ctd. | The Incidental Economist

Aaron Carroll at The Incidental Economist has a good analysis of waiting times in the US and in other countries with universal health coverage that do a far better job of controlling costs and providing care than the US.  He shows with lots of charts and graphs that the US with it's flaws in the other areas is still not the best when it comes to waiting times.  All when it's been shown over and over again that the US trails the developed world with single payer systems in health outcomes such as life expectancy and infant mortality.

Enough with the wait times, already – ctd. | The Incidental Economist


Enough with the wait times, already



Aaron Carroll made an appearance on The Colbert Report to discuss Single Payer healthcare.


 

**Update**


Dr. Carroll has been getting so many comments on his posts on wait times that he's written another titled:

The demonization of wait times

 

In it he talks about the real causes of wait times in health care systems, fiscal austerity.  The blog he contributes to, The Incidental Economist, has great commentary on healthcare on a variety of topics.



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1 comment:

  1. Great information! Thanks.I'm looking forward to this Wednesday's Health Care for All PA/PUSH committee meeting on Outreach.

    The latest news that Obama is supporting waivers for state experimentation and moving the date from 2017 to 2014 is a real opening for state single payer legislation. The requirement for expanded coverage and cost savings is ready made for our Pennsylvania bill.

    And with Vermont leading the way, we should very soon have an opportunity for a test case of a program that,if implemented, would provide comprehensive healthcare for everyone with significant saving.

    How do I know it would work? There are already plenty of various models available in many other countries.

    But it won't happen without a determined and persistent campaign such as we're building in PA. To sign on just call 412-421-4242.

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