Philip Caper

Philip Caper

Philip Caper of Brooklin, Maine is a physician and a founding board member of Maine AllCare, a nonpartisan, nonprofit group committed to making health care in Maine universal, accessible and affordable for all, and a member of Physicians for a National Health Program.

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Sunday, September 23, 2012
Let the Buyer Beware in a Free-Market Health Care System
For the past 30 years or so, a debate about the proper place for competition vs. regulation in our health care system has raged. That debate has now become a central theme in the 2012 presidential race. Democrats favor a regulated system while Republicans favor a more market-driven system, nationally and in Maine.
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Sunday, June 17, 2012
Poorer Nations Push for Universal Health Coverage as U.S. Squabbles
A few weeks ago, an article by Noam Levey of the Los Angeles Times caught my eye. It was titled “Global Push to Guarantee Health Coverage Leaves U.S.
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Friday, December 16, 2011
Do We Need Health Insurance?
Do Americans need health insurance? The short answer is no — at least not in the form it currently exists in America. It is true that in many wealthy countries private insurance companies are used in the financing of universal health care systems. But they are nothing like American companies. They are regulated public utilities and are told by their governments who to insure, what to cover and how much and when to pay. Most are prohibited from making a profit and are required to pay any willing provider. Not exactly the American model.
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