Tag Archives: Health Insurance Reform

Repeal of the Affordable Care Act: The Issue Is Not Cost

“Those who need care most often get care least. And even when the poor do get service, it is often second rate…This situation will be corrected only when the poor have sufficient purchasing power to enter the medical marketplace on … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Quality and The Affordable Care Act

There is a great deal written on President Obama’s health care – actually mostly insurance – reform, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), much of it driven by the ideology of the writer and / or the organization for whom the … 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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From Time Magazine: The Long Goodbye

Gentle Reader: Mr. Klein has done us a service in writing this piece.  It could just as well be titled: The Way We Die. It is somehow ironic that Mr. Klein was interviewing Iowa’s Senator Grassley when he received the … Continue reading

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From the New York Times: Please Don’t Bleed on Me While I Pick Your Pocket

Powered by Qumana Gentle Readers – There should be some sympathy for our hospitals, especially safety-net institutions, the ones that provide care to our poorest and sickest.  But this article, admirably written by Ms. Silver-Greenberg, points out the depths to … Continue reading

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