Thank you for visiting the EMBRACE blog! The blog was created as a forum for discussing all aspects of the EMBRACE health care reform plan. EMBRACE stands for: Expanding Medical and Behavioral Resources with Access to Care for Everyone. Some posts will discuss specific features of EMBRACE, and others will discuss items in the media that relate to what EMBRACE addresses. Please feel free to… Continue reading Welcome to the EMBRACE blog
If lawyers run our legal system and bankers run our banking system, why aren’t healthcare professionals running our healthcare system?
Last week has been a busy week for EMBRACE: We were informed that the Annals of Internal Medicine accepted our letter to the editor for print. The letter was in response to an Ideas and Opinions piece entitled “Single-Payer Reform: The Only Way to Fulfill the President’s Pledge of More Coverage, Better Benefits, and Lower… Continue reading EMBRACE update for week of June 12th 2017: Librarians, Hospitals and More YouTube
As congressional Republicans have advanced their ACA ‘repeal’, EMBRACE has had some noteworthy progress. 1) ‘The Hill’ published an opinion piece entitled “EMBRACE single system healthcare reform-How Congress can repeal Obamacare while creating a more perfect healthcare system“. There were a lot of shares and comments. 2) Dr. Lancaster’s book was reviewed by Cardiology Magazine, The Daily Voice and… Continue reading EMBRACE Healthcare Reform Updates
The Daily Voice recently featured a discussion of Dr. Lancaster book and his presentation on EMBRACE at the Mark Twain Library. REDDING, Conn. — Like most Americans, Dr. Gil Lancaster of Redding realizes the United States needs to overhaul its health care system. The difference is the Redding cardiologist and physician at Bridgeport Hospital has… Continue reading EMBRACE featured in the Daily Voice
The latest issue of Cardiology Magazine, a Member Publication of the American College of Cardiology, featured the EMBRACE book and its author. Gilead I. Lancaster, MD, FACC, a member of ACC’s Health Affairs Committee, recently published EMBRACE: A Revolutionary New Healthcare System for the Twenty-First Century, a book that details the Expanding Medical and Behavioral… Continue reading EMBRACE book featured in Cardiology Magazine
Wow! Before the elections, even the most hopeful Republicans could not have foreseen it. For the first time since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was made into law, Republicans will control both houses of Congress as well as the presidency. For those who oppose the ACA (also known as Obamacare), this means that there will… Continue reading Donald Trump and a Republican Congress… A Great Opportunity for Real Healthcare Reform?
Recently the Commonwealth Fund blog published a piece entitled: The Health Care Reform Proposals of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. The short version of the article is Clinton would keep the Affordable Care Act (ACA) with some tweaks and Trump would repeal the ACA and tweak what is left. I believe that to focus on… Continue reading Clinton and Trump on Healthcare Reform: A Summary and a New Idea
Met today with Joe Dunn, Senior Advisor to Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy, to discuss EMBRACE Single System healthcare reform. At the meeting was Laura Willing, MD an American Psychiatric Association Congressional Fellow and David Keahey, PA-C MSPH, a RWJF Health Policy Fellow. Thank you for the very nice discussion about the various features of EMBRACE!
In a New York Times oped piece yesterday entitled “Obamacare Hits a Bump”, Paul Krugman, the Nobel Prize winning Economist, succinctly explains why private insurance companies are raising prices and reducing coverage on policies that they offer on exchanges; or pulling out of the exchanges altogether. Not surprisingly, the reasons seem to boil down to… Continue reading No ‘Easy Fix’ to Obamacare: But, Maybe an Alternative?
So; yesterday the New York Times had a piece with the headline, “Health Insurers Use Process Intended to Curb Rate Increases to Justify Them.” Briefly it explains that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) had created a public review process that was intended to shame private health insurers from demanding high premiums. But, instead of helping… Continue reading Why Obamacare Cannot Fix the American Healthcare System