Universal healthcare, as an idea, is really difficult to argue against. In essence, the current iteration of universal healthcare suggests that all people in the country should be covered by a single-payer, that would afford them access to all necessary healthcare.

This is not a new debate by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, some of the earliest discussions of the idea date back to as early as 1798, when President John Adams signed the first Federal public health law, “An act for the relief of sick and disabled Seamen.” This law issued a charge of $.20 per month…

In the United States, health care spending is nearly double that of any other industrialized country. As of 2016, healthcare spending has accounted for about 18% of the nation’s GDP — about $3.3 trillion. In recent years, there has been a tremendous shift in focus regarding health care consumerism.

For starters, what exactly is “health care consumerism?” In short, the premise of health care consumerism is to encourage and enable patients to become increasingly involved in their health care decisions. …

Eric Chiyembekeza

Where quality meets healthcare.

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