Category Archives: Medication

Social Welfare Under Stress

Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability InsuranceIt seems to me…. “The stabilizing influence of the modern social welfare state emerged only after World War II, nearly 200 years on from the 18th-century beginnings of the Industrial Revolution.”  ~ Moshe Vardi[1]. Welfare is … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Response

It seems to me…. “If we can provide even a few months of early warning for just one pandemic, the benefits will outweigh all the time and energy we’re devoting.  Imagine preventing health crises, not just responding to them.”  ~ … Continue reading

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Flu Prevention

It seems to me…. “Vaccination is the single most important step people can take to protect themselves from influenza.” ~ Tom Frieden[1]. Simply because a deadly global pandemic has not occurred in recent history shouldn’t be mistaken for evidence that … Continue reading

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2016 Campaign Issues

It seems to me…. “One of the reasons people hate politics is that truth is rarely a politician’s objective. Election and power are.” ~ Cal Thomas[1]. Prospective U.S. voters have now had an opportunity to watch several debates by potential … Continue reading

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The ACA Is A Success

It seems to me…. “Love it or hate it, Obamacare is the law of the land. It was passed by Congress, signed into law by President Obama, declared constitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court, and ratified by a majority of … 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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Witchcraft, Voodoo, and Medical Practice

It seems to me… For those of you old enough to remember the 1986 movie Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, without going into the plot details, Dr. McCoy made several relevant comments regarding current medical practices including: “My God, … Continue reading

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