New Book Release

Congressional Malpractice: Is Access to Affordable Healthcare A Right or A Privilege?

By Leonard Zwelling, M.D., M.B.A.
Contributing Author, Marianne L. Ehrlich
Forward by Retired U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, M.D.

Published by John M. Hardy Publishing, Houston Texas
ISBN: 978-1-946182-01-2
Release date: 1 March 2018

Health Care Reform Policy Blog

4 mins

Wondrous Elasticity: The Bottomless Pit That Is Doctors’ Good Will And How Administrators Are Exploiting It

Wondrous Elasticity: The Bottomless Pit That Is Doctors’ Good Will And How Administrators Are Exploiting It By Leonard Zwelling https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/08/opinion/sunday/hospitals-doctors-nurses-burnout.html?searchResultPosition=1 When two doctors who I respect immensely both refer me to the same op-ed piece in The New York Times, you know it has got to be important. This happened over the weekend of June ...

4 mins

Joe Biden’s Game of Hyde And Seek

Joe Biden’s Game of Hyde And Seek By Leonard Zwelling The most important reason not to lie is so that you don’t have to remember what you said. Just tell the truth and you’ll be fine. That’s hard over a 40-year career as a U.S. Senator and Vice President as Joe Biden is beginning to ...

3 mins

Making Surgeons

Making Surgeons By Leonard Zwelling https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/30/well/live/surgeons-hobbies-dexterity.html?searchResultPosition=9 I learned early on in medical school that I was not going to be a surgeon. Now I know why. The article above points out how surgeons are really made through rote practice of manual dexterity early in their lives followed by intense and prolonged training in the art ...

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The Case Of The Fifth Chinese Faculty Member: Only A Flesh Wound

The Case Of The Fifth Chinese Faculty Member: Only A Flesh Wound By Leonard Zwelling https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/MD-Anderson-finds-fifth-NIH-rule-violation-case-13905340.php Apparently, whatever the three MD Anderson Chinese scientists who were fired or quit did, the fifth one investigated did not do that. It would be nice to know what the three did and the fifth didn’t (and where’s the ...

4 mins

“I Just Wish Someone Would Have Said Something”

“I Just Wish Someone Would Have Said Something” By Leonard Zwelling This is a quote from a patient’s mother. The patient was operated on to repair a congenital heart defect at North Carolina Children’s Hospital, part of the UNC system in Chapel Hill. It’s all reported in a long investigative report in The New York ...

5 mins

Consider Your Legacy: The Case For Impeachment After The Mueller Statement

Consider Your Legacy: The Case For Impeachment After The Mueller Statement By Leonard Zwelling For the past few months, I have been arguing against impeaching President Trump for obstruction of justice. So has Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. The Speaker sees no point in impeaching Mr. Trump when it is obvious that at least ...

4 mins

Sadist Or Masochist? Mrs. Pelosi—Pick!

Sadist Or Masochist? Mrs. Pelosi—Pick! By Leonard Zwelling There’s an old joke that goes something like this. The sadist says “Hit me!” The masochist says, “No!” That’s the choice that Nancy Pelosi is dealing with now. It is quite clear that this is the case now from the president’s display of pique at the recent ...

4 mins

Two Chinese Scientists At Emory Dismissed

Two Chinese Scientists At Emory Dismissed By Leonard Zwelling It is no longer MD Anderson alone that has terminated the employment of faculty members with connections to China. https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/05/terminated-emory-researcher-disputes-university-s-allegations https://finance.yahoo.com/news/professors-fired-from-emory-university-for-hiding-grants-from-china-215407630.html In this May 24 article on Science Magazine’s web site, it is reported by Jon Cohen that Li Xiao-Jiang and his wife and laboratory co-director ...

3 mins

Why The Abortion Debate Is So Intractable

Why The Abortion Debate Is So Intractable By Leonard Zwelling If there is one issue on which everyone has an opinion, it is abortion. And there’s a good reason for that. First, the debate on the legality of abortion is filled with emotion. People FEEL really strongly no matter which side they are on intellectually. ...

5 mins

No One Wants To Be A Ref Any More And Why Should They?

No One Wants To Be A Ref Any More And Why Should They? By Leonard Zwelling https://www.wsj.com/articles/michael-lewis-makes-boring-stuff-interesting-11558098125?mod=searchresults&page=1&pos=3 I am finishing up the seven-part Podcast hosted by author Michael Lewis called Against The Rules. It discusses in a number of areas the decline of the relationship between the refs and those reffed. There is far more ...

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