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After 28 years as a primary care physician in the U.S., Dr. Ken Fabert traveled to New Zealand to see what it's like to work within a single-payer system.

Health Care Happy Endings

Health Care Happy Endings

Posted by Dr. Ken Fabert at Jul 14, 2010 05:20 PM |

New Zealand's health care system still allows for happy endings. But what about the U.S.?

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Health Care Economics 101

Health Care Economics 101

Posted by Ken Fabert at Jun 02, 2010 11:20 AM |

When it comes to health care, everyone can't have everything right away. But we can make smarter choices that don't leave anyone out in the cold.

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The New Zealand Way: Another Approach to Health Care

The New Zealand Way: Another Approach to Health Care

Posted by Ken Fabert at Apr 08, 2010 05:25 PM |

When I ask New Zealanders if they would rather have a system like that in the United States, the response is a unanimous and unequivocal “No!”

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In Response to the Health Care Bill

In Response to the Health Care Bill

Posted by Ken Fabert at Mar 20, 2010 11:15 AM |

Rather than building a safer ship, the bill packs even more passengers onto the Titanic.

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It's Called Primary Care for a Reason

Posted by Ken Fabert at Mar 17, 2010 01:35 PM |

New Zealand prioritizes primary care, cutting down on the excess expenditures, discontinuity, and lack of access that too often characterize health care in the U.S.

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A Second Opinion on Health Care

A Second Opinion on Health Care

Posted by Ken Fabert at Mar 15, 2010 12:30 PM |

In medicine, it's a time-honored tactic to obtain a second opinion if the diagnosis is unclear or if the therapy isn't working. Physician Ken Fabert went to New Zealand to experience another possible way of providing health care to America's uninsured.

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