Tag Archives: Health Insurance Reform

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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From the New York Times – What Does Insurance Company Administrative Cost Look Like, and Do, to our CItizens ?

Gentle Readers  – Ms. Bernstein has documented – yet again, because we know and have known this – the consequences of a for-profit health system.  The roughly 30% that the private insurers consume as their administrative cost makes health care … Continue reading

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