Health Care Amtrak-Style

Goldwater, Jr., Barry
October 2009
American Spectator;Oct2009, Vol. 42 Issue 8, p8
The article examines the U.S. government's ability and qualifications to run a health care system. The author discusses several U.S. government programs such as Medicare and Medicaid, the U.S. Postal Service, and Amtrak as examples of government failures. He presents a brief historical overview of each program, including why and how they failed, and wonders why anyone would trust the government to manage universal health care well.


Related Articles

  • MedPAC issues June report to Congress.  // AHA News;6/25/2012, Vol. 48 Issue 13, p2 

    The article discusses the June 2012 report of the Medicare Payment Advisory Committee (MedPAC) to the U.S. Congress on the reform of benefit design of Medicare and Medicaid.

  • Coordinating care for 'dual eligibles'  // American Nurse;Sep/Oct2012, Vol. 44 Issue 5, p15 

    The article reports on the introduction of the new health policy brief from Health Affairs and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to better manage and coordinate care of more than nine million Americans covered by both Medicare and Medicaid.

  • MEDICARE MEDICAID.  // Modern Healthcare;2010/2011 Supplement, p36 

    The article presents statistics on Medicare and Medicaid, including the estimated cost a Medicare provision in the Medicare and Medicaid Extenders Act of 2010, the average expenditure spent per beneficiary for all Medicare beneficiaries in 2006 and the number of Medicare beneficiaries served by...

  • Payment Reform � The Need to Harmonize Approaches in Medicare and the Private Sector. Lee, Peter V.; Berenson, Robert A.; Tooker, John // New England Journal of Medicine;1/7/2010, Vol. 362 Issue 1, p3 

    In this article, the authors express their views on the need for the U.S. to take into consideration private-sector payment before implementing a Medicare payment system in 2010. The health care reform bill in the country aim to promote payment systems that will eliminate the fee-for-service...

  • Report: Health law will save Medicare $200B. Baker, Sam // Hill;4/24/2012, Vol. 19 Issue 50, p12 

    The article focuses on the report released by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which states that the healthcare reform law of U.S. President Barack Obama can save the Medicare program for about 200 billion dollars by the year 2016.

  • United States-Mexico cross-border health insurance initiatives: Salud Migrante and Medicare in Mexico. Bustamante, Arturo Vargas; Laugesen, Miriam; Caban, Mabel; Rosenau, Pauline // Pan American Journal of Public Health;Jan2012, Vol. 31 Issue 1, p74 

    While U.S. health care reform will most likely reduce the overall number of uninsured Mexican-Americans, it does not address challenges related to health care coverage for undocumented Mexican immigrants, who will remain uninsured under the measures of the reform; documented low-income Mexican...

  • FORM & REFORM: THE ECONOMIC REALITIES OF THE UNITED STATES HEALTHCARE SYSTEM.  // Journal of Law & Health;2010, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p89 

    The article presents the lecture of Professor Mark Votruba in the 2009/2010 Journal of Law and Health Speaker Series regarding the lack of bipartisanship in the U.S. healthcare system and reform. Votruba says that the lack of bipartisanship certainly leads to a combative and ugly legislation...

  • Hospitals look to address looming shortage of primary care providers. AMENT, LUCY // AHA News;8/9/2010, Vol. 46 Issue 16, p6 

    The article offers a look at how hospitals are addressing the possible shortage of primary care providers. The new U.S. health reform law offers opportunities for hospitals to expand their pool of primary care providers by increasing Medicaid primary care pay to Medicare levels for primary care...

  • Check CMS website for readmission comparisons.  // State Health Watch;Sep2010, Vol. 17 Issue 9, p12 

    The article announces that in line with new health care reform bill, hospitals in the U.S. have to report the 30 day readmission information to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics