By Stephen Kemble and Kip Sullivan June 20, 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the severe flaws in financing health care through employment and state tax revenues, both of which have experienced sharp reductions due to the pandemic. More.
By Stephen Kemble and OPS Policy Working Group July 22, 2020 U.S. healthcare is the least cost-effective in the developed world, by far, with widespread failures in both access to care and cost control. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a sharp drop in major sources of health care funding through employment and from state taxes, […]
Joseph Jarvis MD Salt Lake City, Utah July 9, 2020 Man provokes arrest to obtain mental health attention Years ago I cared for a patient on a mental health ward who threw a rock through a fire department window. He had hoped that he would be noticed and arrested. Why? He had a history of schizophrenia […]
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania June 30th 2020 Inhumanity toward Black Americans The murder of George Floyd on May 25 by a police officer, as three other officers looked on, triggered worldwide outpouring of horror, rage, and solidarity. This act of brutality heightens the shame of our four-hundred year history of inhumanity toward Black Americans. Shared humanity among the […]