4sight Health January 13, 2022
Political and economic tyranny threaten the American democracy and its economy. Now representing 20% of the U.S. economy, healthcare is front and center in the fractious political debate and market-based efforts to reform the industry’s dysfunction. Importantly, fixing healthcare creates an opportunity to restore trust in democratic institutions.
Just over a year ago, insurgents attacked the U.S. Capitol. The January 6th insurrection constituted an orchestrated attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 U.S. presidential election. The “stop-the-steal” attack supports political tyranny. Without majority support, movements engaging in political tyranny employ authoritarian tactics to subvert democratic processes and seize control of governmental institutions.
In contrast to political tyranny, economic tyranny occurs when producers and/or buyers of particular goods and services…