Tag: Healthcare

The Implications of Human Rights

The Implications of Human Rights

On January 19th of this year, Senator Bernie Sanders asked Tom Price (Secretary for the Department of Health and Human Services) whether healthcare was a human right.  In the exchange that followed, Sanders declared "We are not a compassionate society!" [1].  In May of 2011, a United Nations report declared that access to the Internet is a … Continue reading The Implications of Human Rights

The Price of Medicine in the US

In 2003, the "Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act" (MMA) was signed into law by President George W. Bush.  The vote was almost perfectly split: republicans for and democrats against.  This act significantly changed Medicare; in particular, it provided Medicare users with prescription drug cost coverage [1]. One might imagine that Medicare, with its large customer … Continue reading The Price of Medicine in the US