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The American Health Care Machine and You: A Call To Conscience not Calculators

The American Health Care Machine and You:  A Call to Conscience not Calculators ©.    Our health care system fails us.  It fails us not only as patients it fails the many health professionals who are also victims of the rules, … Continue reading

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Changing Aging Care: Personal, not Institutional Care–What Can Be Done and What You Can Do; and my new advisory and board appointments

The Limits Of Medicare “Medicare is great for medical care, but it simply does not cover the support and personal care services that frail elderly people need. The current system cannot support those needs—the way we pay for care is … Continue reading

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American Health Policy, the Commercialization of Non-Profits and the Affordable Care Act

When Americans think of non-profit organizations we usually think of charitable organizations serving our communities, such as our non-profit hospitals.  An eye opening article by Dr. Daniel M. Fox, President Emeritus, The Milbank Memorial Fund, however, (http://www.milbank.org/), lays bare the … Continue reading

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Some Good News on Health Care Horizon!

This agreement isn’t perfect but it’s a start:   http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/16/opinion/keep-patients-healthy-and-doctors-sane.html emc=edit_th_20150416&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=54404043 It matters because:  Health Care is a foreign country– with incomprehensible language, rules, customs, bills and money:  Medicare can’t negotiate drug prices but the VA can. Health care services have not … Continue reading

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“IT Depends”–Why America’s Health Care IS All Dollars and No Sense–And What YOU Can Do

 Why America’s Health Care is All Dollars and No Sense and What You Can Do © (excerpt–page 5)   “A Clear Concise Guide to America’s Health Care” Health Care is foreign territory. Unlike foreign countries there is no embassy or safe … Continue reading

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The Buck Still Stops Nowhere–Why I Had To Write It–Excepts from the Introduction

The Buck Still Stops Nowhere: third edition Introduction I am stunningly lucky to be alive. I suffered a stroke in January 2014 but my type of stroke has an 80 to 90 percent recovery rate.  I was on the floor … Continue reading

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The Buck STILL Stops Nowhere–order now–Here’s Why; Coming Next–Big Changes for Hospitals

The Buck Still Stops Nowhere If you ever wondered why you must read the new The Buck Still Stops Nowhere, just read the stories below.  Open the link and scroll down to related stories on pre-existing conditions and other attempts to get around … Continue reading

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What Hospital Executives Earn: Part III–What You Can Do

Every day since June 2013 people have opened the  story:  “What Hospital Executives Earn.”   Sometimes one person, sometimes 13 or 14 and sometimes 4 or 5, but it is opened every day.  Some click on the link to the … Continue reading

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It’s 1965: Contraceptives Now Legal for Married Couples

Contraceptives were not universally legal for married couples until a 1965  US Supreme Court Decision.   The Court gave a constitutional right to married couples to use contraceptives in Griswold vs. Connecticut:  http://family.findlaw.com/reproductive-rights/griswold-v-connecticut-and-the-right-to-contraceptives.html In 1999 I was engaged in a … Continue reading

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Special Report: Health Care as Creed, Greed and Compensation

Introduction:  Listening to all the debates, accounts and news about the Affordable Care Act took me back to my  book:  The Buck Stops Nowhere:  Why America’s Health Care Is All Dollars and No Sense, first published in 2001. In Chapter 4, … Continue reading

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