Ineffective COVID-19 Testing and Containment

I am a healthy 58-year-old male.  On Saturday, July 11, 2020, my wife and I were on a return flight from Florida after a one-week trip.  During the flight, I experienced a scratchy throat and cough. Upon return, I immediately called my internist and went for testing.  On the morning of Monday, July 13, the provider performed a quick strep... Read More

Why Does the US Spend So Much More Than Other Nations on Health Care?

Answer: “It’s the prices, stupid,” which is the title of a 2003 paper in Health Affairs by Princeton University health economist Uwe Reinhardt.  This 2003 study found that “people in the United States typically use about the same amount of health care as people in other wealthy countries do, but pay a lot more for it.” From 1996-2013, American personal... Read More