Tag Archives: Health Care Finance

Repealing the Affordable Care Act – Be Afraid

Gentle Readers – this was published this morning in the Daily Item, the paper for this area of Pennsylvania. I grant that it is not measured and without passion. But then, if you have read anything I have written, you … Continue reading

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The Tragedy of the Commons – Drug Shortages and Our Patients’ Health | The American Journal of Medicine Blog

Gentle Readers – A brief editorial written by colleagues and me related to the abuse of the Commons by unbridled capitalism. Yes, we live in a capitalist country, but without proper regulation “..the weak become the meat that the strong … Continue reading

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Trump’s tax plan: massive cuts for the 1% will usher ‘era of dynastic wealth’

Gentle Reader – It is this setup for the next 4 years – a tax cut that removes somewhere between 5 and 9 trillion dollars from the Federal Treasury, most going to the wealthiest 1% – that sets the stage … Continue reading

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Quora Query: Is there Only One Universal Coverage Alternative to the Current US Health Insurance System Which Would be the Most Efficient ?

Gentle Reader – My son suggested I pay attention to Quora – an on line Q&A system – and I now do. Here is a question I was asked to answer. Interesting question, for sure. AJL ———————————— The answer to … Continue reading

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Mental Health and the Affordable Care Act – Not So Fast !

There was some welcome news on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) front reported on Friday (November 8, 2013, New York Times).  On the front page of the Newspaper of Record, a bold headline stating: “Rules to Require Equal Coverage for … Continue reading

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The Afordable Care Act – On Line Now !

Gentle Reader – Perhaps like a few of you, I have been watching with growing unease the Government shutdown brought on by the Right’s intense dislike – or so it appears to me – of our Centrist President Obama.  Driving … Continue reading

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Health Care, Quality, And International Translation – Possible ?

A special lecture at the University of Wisconsin, Madison for a course: Politics, Health, Sociology, and their Nexus

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The Cowardice of Our Leaders – Silencing Science on Gun Research

Gentle Reader – I posed a small question in this space some days ago, after the shooting deaths of 26 of us – 20 children and six adults.  Children who will never be older than they were that day. Children … Continue reading

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Handling Absolute Lies – What Does One Do ?

Gentle Reader: About a month ago, I received a request for help from a friend, S.  Her mother-in-law – F. – had been sent a series of assertions related to the Affordable Care Act; things that “were going to happen”.  … Continue reading

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Health Care in the Presidential Race: A Guide for the Perplexed

Gentle Reader: Professor D’Amico and I wrote this recently and tried to make it an Op-Ed piece in a couple of our national newspapers; no success.  So I present it to you here. The issues involved in the health care … Continue reading

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