In the coming weeks and months, I’m planning to try to dilute some of the legal blogging on Windypundit with a little blogging about the healthcare crisis in this country.
I should admit right here at the start that I’m woefully ignorant of how the healthcare industry works. It’s the biggest industry in the world, and it will only become more important as I get older, so it seems I ought to start learning more about it. Blogging seems like one way to do that.
I plan to investigate several questions, such as
- Where can I get good information about our healthcare system?
- Is there a healthcare crisis?
- What’s wrong with our healthcare system?
- Who or what is responsible for the problem?
- Can it be fixed?
- How do we fix it?
- Would a single-payer system be better?
I’m not entirely sure where to start. Ideally, I’d like to just buy a good book about our healthcare system and build from there using online resources, but this is such a contentious issue that there’s a lot of biased information out there, and I don’t know how to separate the good from the bad.
I’ll probably just tear off a piece of the problem I understand and work out from there.
By the way, I’m posting this in the Disclosures department because one of the supposed problems with our current healthcare system is the large amount of money spent on bureaucracy, and my readers should therefore be told that a large share of my income is derived from helping companies stay on top of the paperwork for their employees’ healthcare benefits.
Wish me luck.