Kelsey Hackem

Kelsey E. Hackem is a freelance writer based in Washington state. She has experience litigating cases to advance and protect property rights, taxpayer and entrepreneur rights, parental rights, and search and seizure at a non-profit law firm in Ohio. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Florida and her J.D. from Villanova University.
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Doctors Helping Patients Face Bureaucratic Delays

"A doctor thinks twice before prescribing the best drug for a patient—knowing the prescription will be hung up in reams of forms and lengthy phone calls with a recalcitrant insurer."

Health Care Workers Resist Covid-19 Vaccines

Across the country, healthcare workers are choosing not to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, for reasons ranging from political perception to potential side effects.

Trump Administration Clips the Wings of Cost-Driving Stark Laws

Such laws were meant for a health care system that reimbursed providers on a fee-for-service basis, which created a perverse incentive to order more health care services. Today, the trend is moving towards “value-based” care, which rewards doctors for keeping patients healthy and out of the hospital.

States Vary Widely in Vaccination Success

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported 10 percent, or 603,313, of vaccines, were administered to residents at long-term facilities.

Vaccines May Not End Lockdowns

Despite optimism that the COVID-19 vaccine will bring back a normal life, public health officials warn that lockdowns and other social distancing measures will remain in place.

Vaccine Distribution Gets Off to a Slow Start

 “Fortunately, with our federalist system, we have 51 different central plans, and in some states, they devolve central planning to even more local governmental agencies.”

Developing World Struggles with Pandemic and Lockdowns

Reports published this fall show that the lockdowns have put millions of people into extreme poverty, the first increase in 20 years.

Sweden Finds a Better Way for Tackling COVID-19

“When people are not coerced, receive rational recommendations, and get good information, they tend to cooperate. Sweden also asked people to work from home when possible, and many Swedes did so.”

Fewer Britons Expected to Survive Cancer Due to Health Care Rationing

Britons missed more cancer screenings and face lower cancer survival rates due to the U.K. National Health Service’s handling of COVID-19, a new study reports.

Last Few States Allow Gyms to Reopen, with Restrictions

Eight fitness centers in Washington state were fined more than $77,000 for violating executive orders, according to an August 5 report in the Seattle Times.

Kelsey Hackem

Kelsey E. Hackem is a freelance writer based in Washington state. She has experience litigating cases to advance and protect property rights, taxpayer and entrepreneur rights, parental rights, and search and seizure at a non-profit law firm in Ohio. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Florida and her J.D. from Villanova University.

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Doctors Helping Patients Face Bureaucratic Delays

"A doctor thinks twice before prescribing the best drug for a patient—knowing the prescription will be hung up in reams of forms and lengthy phone calls with a recalcitrant insurer."

Health Care Workers Resist Covid-19 Vaccines

Across the country, healthcare workers are choosing not to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, for reasons ranging from political perception to potential side effects.

Trump Administration Clips the Wings of Cost-Driving Stark Laws

Such laws were meant for a health care system that reimbursed providers on a fee-for-service basis, which created a perverse incentive to order more health care services. Today, the trend is moving towards “value-based” care, which rewards doctors for keeping patients healthy and out of the hospital.

States Vary Widely in Vaccination Success

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported 10 percent, or 603,313, of vaccines, were administered to residents at long-term facilities.

Vaccines May Not End Lockdowns

Despite optimism that the COVID-19 vaccine will bring back a normal life, public health officials warn that lockdowns and other social distancing measures will remain in place.

Vaccine Distribution Gets Off to a Slow Start

 “Fortunately, with our federalist system, we have 51 different central plans, and in some states, they devolve central planning to even more local governmental agencies.”

Developing World Struggles with Pandemic and Lockdowns

Reports published this fall show that the lockdowns have put millions of people into extreme poverty, the first increase in 20 years.

Sweden Finds a Better Way for Tackling COVID-19

“When people are not coerced, receive rational recommendations, and get good information, they tend to cooperate. Sweden also asked people to work from home when possible, and many Swedes did so.”

Fewer Britons Expected to Survive Cancer Due to Health Care Rationing

Britons missed more cancer screenings and face lower cancer survival rates due to the U.K. National Health Service’s handling of COVID-19, a new study reports.

Last Few States Allow Gyms to Reopen, with Restrictions

Eight fitness centers in Washington state were fined more than $77,000 for violating executive orders, according to an August 5 report in the Seattle Times.