Below are listed some essays and magazine articles which describe the current problems with our U.S. healthcare system, and possible solutions to them. They can help to educate you about the topic and enable you to hold intelligent, well informed conversations about healthcare with your friends and relatives. (click on the blue highlighted links below)
Health Insurance Is for Everyone
by Fareed Zakaria, Time Magazine, Mar. 26, 2012
This 3-page article compares the U.S. healthcare system to those of Switzerland and Taiwan. It examines the essential elements that are needed to make a universal healthcare system work successfully.
Five Myths About Health Care in the Rest of the World
By T.R. Reid, The Washington Post, Aug. 23, 2009
T.R. Reid exposes five myths that many people believe, and that opponents of healthcare reform spread endlessly to keep the U.S. public from demanding major changes to our system.
Creative Health Care Solutions
by State Senator Irene Aguilar, MD
We already have two outstanding homegrown examples of how to improve quality and
access while containing costs and helping ease the burden on businesses. What if we
designed a uniquely Colorado solution building on the lessons learned from our own
health reform leaders in Grand Junction and at Denver Health?