Healthcare – the posts

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Healthcare – the posts

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Heart Stents, Tricycles, and an Argument for Consumer Protections (Regulations)
February 21, 2018

Since corporations have reason not to worry about safety and efficacy, we do need the government to represent us. Common…

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Prescriptions, Tests and Procedures – the more the better – it has nothing to do with your health
February 14, 2018

Prescriptions, Tests and Procedures – the more the better – it has nothing to do with your health We have…

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Recently Noted – Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Team Up to Try to Disrupt Health Care
January 31, 2018

These corporate giants are “disrupting” healthcare or so the headlines say. Despite the media flurry we should not expect much.…

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Opioids and White Privilege – Lock’em Up vs. Treatment
December 12, 2017

Opioids and White Privilege The arrival of opioids as a national concern might focus your attention on the role of…

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Vicious Republicans Attack Children’s Health Insurance Program
December 12, 2017

Nearly 9 Million children are loosing their health insurance as states run out of funds. The Congress, controlled by the…

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Recently Noted – maternal mortality in America
August 18, 2017

The US has the worst maternal mortality rate by far of any developed country in the world.

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An American Sickness by Elisabeth Rosenthal – book review/critique
August 2, 2017

An American Sickness by Elisabeth Rosenthal is important and disappointing. Despite all of the information about the failings of our…

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Recently Noted – about healthcare
July 30, 2017

Recent NYTimes article broadly acknowledges what every other developed country has recognized for decades, healthcare is not a good candidate…

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The Next Healthcare Battle
July 20, 2017

Certainly if all of these countries, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Australia (and others not included in this study) have figured…

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Recently Noted – about healthcare – international comparisons
July 17, 2017

Mirror, Mirror 2017:International Comparison Reflects Flaws and Opportunities for Better U.S. Health Care from Commonwealth Fund.

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Healthcare and Markets – why don’t they work together?
June 26, 2017

A consistent chattering point in American discussions of healthcare is the claim that if we can only bring transparency and…

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The Democratic Party and Healthcare – Preserving Obamacare Cannot Be The End Game
June 24, 2017

The Democratic Party must absorb the reality of our situation. We need to develop and express some outrage at the…

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The Republican Party – vicious at the edges
June 23, 2017

None of the failings of our healthcare system outrages the vicious Republicans. They hate poor and middle class people, the…

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Recently Noted – about healthcare
June 21, 2017

from the New York Times an article that covers some earlier history of the US healthcare industry. How Did Health…

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Naive Talk about Healthcare from Adam Davidson in the New Yorker
May 25, 2017

The solution to our healthcare problems cannot be clearer. Look at Canada, Germany, France, Japan, Australia, Netherlands, UK, Denmark, Sweden,…

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The Global Context of the US Healthcare Debate
May 14, 2017

The solution to our healthcare fiasco is first to recognize its true nature and then to face down those who…

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Trump Loves Australia’s Universal Government Paid Healthcare, “Better than ours”
May 6, 2017

Trump loves Australia’s universal healthcare: Speaking to Australian Prime Minster Trumbull, Trump said, “We have a failing healthcare. I shouldn’t say…

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NYTimes Book Review Misses Major Points About US Healthcare
April 5, 2017

Using a variety of tools and institutional arrangements every other developed country controls prices and healthcare budgets. They do not…

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Affordable Healthcare Act (Obamacare) Review – Rob Bujan
April 1, 2017

Dan Udell videotaped a presentation on the US healthcare system by Rob Bujan on 3/25/17. I could not attend so…

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Congressman Faso and the proposed American Health Care Act
March 8, 2017

Mr. Faso, Your promise to voters and citizens of your district, including me, should be to improve the conditions of…

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Congressman Faso’s Challenge
January 30, 2017

To put the situation in sound bite language we spend twice as many healthcare dollars as almost all of our…

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The Health Care Debate Is About The Wrong Issues
September 1, 2012


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The Future of Healthcare??
May 21, 2011

Mitt Romney’s defense of the Massachusetts health care reforms was politically self-serving. It was also true. Despite all of the…

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Remarks on President Obama’s Speech on Accepting The Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo 12/10/2009
December 21, 2009

There is much to applaud in Obama’s speech: control of nuclear weapons, assertion of human and civil rights, multilateralism in…

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Just Another Cost of Doing Business? – Pfizer’s $2.3 billion penalty and fine
September 4, 2009

The Obama administration is touting the action taken this week against Pfizer for illegal promotion of several of its drugs.…

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More Blather about Healthcare from “Experts”
June 16, 2009

Acknowledge the basic facts about how the healthcare system is working today. Yesterday in a radio interview, “How to conquer health…

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