Who Pays What and Why

It’s time to return to designing an optimal health insurance system. In previous posts we have specified the different types of healthcare that are covered by health insurance, defined and quantified the size of the uninsured population in the US, explained the costs of single-payer healthcare systems, and discussed the high degree of market powerContinue reading “Who Pays What and Why”

The U.S. Healthcare System Might be Better than You Think (Part II)

Last time we outlined the challenges posed by the single-payer model of health insurance adopted by Canada, the UK and several other countries. The gist of that posting was that single-payer systems rely entirely on tax revenues to compensate providers for the costs they incur and therefore the aggregate cost of healthcare is under-reported inContinue reading “The U.S. Healthcare System Might be Better than You Think (Part II)”