Health Care

Abraham Schwab

The point of insurance is to ensure that individuals who face a catastrophic event with high costs do not end up bankrupt and destitute. Leading up to the passage of the Affordable Care Act, our health insurance system was perverse: medical bills led to more than half of all bankruptcies in the US. And of those medical bill bankruptcies, more than half had insurance when they declared bankruptcy. Having health insurance did not protect them from ending up bankrupt as a result health care costs.

Opinion: The Hidden Horrors of Healthcare Reform

Oct 24, 2017
Abraham Schwab

The “self-fulfilling prophecy” was a term first coined by Robert Merton: “a false definition of the situation evoking a new behavior which makes the originally false conception come true." In my view, this term is perhaps overused. But in the case of the efforts of Donald Trump’s administration and the GOP members of Congress, well, if the shoe fits . . . 

Ryan White

On Sept. 11th 2017, IPFW hsoted a panel discussion called Funding Healthcare. Panelists discussed what works and what doesn't work about the way the US healthcare system is financed. 

The event was sponsored by The Civil Society, American Democracy Project, and the IPFW Department of Political Science.  

Andrew Downs of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics moderated the discussion. 

Panelists include: 

Dr. Peter Hanley

Zafar Nazarov, IPFW Department of Economics

Dr. Jon Walker

Courtesy / Abe Schwab

As I wrote in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette earlier this week, there is something fundamentally undemocratic about the way that Senate Republicans are handling their effort to amend/approve the House version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA).

Courtesy/Lutheran Health Network

Lutheran Health Network is currently owned by Tennessee-based Community Health Systems, but a group of Northeast Indiana doctors wants to buy it from the multi-state health organization.

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