As President Obama continues to garner support for his healthcare reform plan, ScienceBloggers are also taking a look at the issues in play. Peter Lipson of White Coat Underground investigates the perception that centralized, salary-based medicine is more efficient than a system based on private practice. Revere of Effect Measure discusses the dangerous tendency to eliminate all reserve capacity--spare hospital beds--in order to cut costs. Mike the Mad Biologist argues against what he calls a mislabeled "centrist" position on reform. And Razib of Gene Expression presents a glimpse of what healthcare was like under Turkmenistan's notorious dictator, Saparmurat Niyazov.
- What we have here on White Coat Underground
- Thinking about hospital surge on Effect Measure
- When Compulsive Centrist Disorder Isn't Centrist: The Healthcare Edition on Mike the Mad Biologist
- Healthcare under an insane dictator on Gene Expression