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A terrific resource

If our health care system were simple, it might be easier to make out what is happening legislatively and who is and who isn’t impacted by the Affordable Care Act.  For health care policy novices, there is a law called … Continue reading

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Health Care for the Economy

I have recently compiled my columns from The Seattle Times from 2000 to 2004.  http://oconnorreport.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/kathleens-selected-columns-2000-04-final.pdf I am re-printing below one of them which I thought was of particular interest.  It ran in October 2003. We would have to change only a few … Continue reading

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Selected Columns

I wrote a column for The Seattle Times for four years.  I compiled them recently only to be astonished how little the issues have changed. You can take the content and change the date, and a few dollar amounts, and … Continue reading

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CCMC: Philosophy Behind the Final Recommendations: 1932

Note:  These principles were a complete surprise to me.  It was a surprise in terms of the thoughtfulness of these principles; the recognition of the limitations of the recommendations; and their heartfelt tone.  We would be well served now to … Continue reading

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Ultimate Objective in Organization of Care: CCMC 1932

We moved to a new blog software and then had a computer repair issue, which is why your copy of the O’ConnorReport did not arrive last week. I hope you like our new format. There will be one more O’ConnorReport … Continue reading

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CCMC: Ultimate Objective in the Organization of Medicine

Last week we looked at the Committee’s recommendation. In this e-mail, we flesh out how they thought an ideal medical services system should be organized. The Committee thought it was important to have a clear vision of a goal for … Continue reading

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Essentials of A Satisfactory Medical System

A Continuing Series on the Report of the Committee on the Costs of Medical Care, 1932.                In Chapter Two the CCMC outlined six essential elements or criteria to judge the completeness of a health care system: 1.       “The plan must safeguard the … Continue reading

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O’ConnorReport: Commitee on Costs of Medical Care: 1929 Delivery System

In 1929, when the Committee was formed, most physicians were in private practice, there was no health insurance and 66% of hospital beds were “government controlled.” Medicare or Medicaid did not yet exist.

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Great American Health Care Machine, Chapter 2

E-Mail Errors: I am sorry to report that we changed web hosts last Thursday.  This caused my e-mail to be down from last Thursday evening to Monday afternoon. If you sent an e-mail to me and I did not respond, … Continue reading

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