Ken Fabert's blog
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.
New Zealand's health care system still allows for happy endings. But what about the U.S.?
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.
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!”
Rather than building a safer ship, the bill packs even more passengers onto the Titanic.
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.
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.