Category Archives: Medicare

Pessimistic Healthcare Projections

It seems to me…. “I am interested in getting people to use the healthcare system at the right time, getting them to see the doctor early enough, before a small health problem turns serious.” ~ Donna Shalala[1]. A study released … Continue reading

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Eating Our Seed Corn

It seems to me…. “To get away from poverty, you need several things at the same time: school, health, and infrastructure – those are the public investments. And on the other side, you need market opportunities, information, employment, and human … Continue reading

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ACA Opportunities

It seems to me… “I voted for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, not because I thought it was the best we could do, but because I thought it was a whole lot better than the current system.” ~ … Continue reading

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Government Shutdown and Default

It seems to me… “The Tea Party is The American Taliban.”  ~ Beth Wallach-Drucker, Barb Salge, and others. There are laws I personally do not like; there are Supreme Court decisions I do not agree with – but these are … Continue reading

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Legislative Insanity

It seems to me… “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”  ~ Albert Einstein. Based on their recent performance, the only reasonable conclusion is that Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives are … Continue reading

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Improving Healthcare

It seems to me… “Modern medicine is a negation of health.  It isn’t organized to serve human health, but only itself, as an institution.  It makes more people sick than it heals.”  ~ Ivan Illich. The U.S. spends more on … Continue reading

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Time to Reverse Directions

It seems to me… “A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.”  ~ John Stuart Mill, 1859. While key to the success of any … Continue reading

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