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

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A Parade-Another Dumb Idea From The White House

A Parade-Another Dumb Idea From The White House By Leonard Zwelling There are many alternative ways to show respect for the military of the United States. Getting the VA Hospital system to work properly would be one way. Stop involving the men and women in uniform in foreign wars of no consequence to the US ...

2 mins

Are We There Yet?

Are We There Yet? By Leonard Zwelling There may be no issue about which I have written more besides the management of MD Anderson and the disaster that is our health care system than guns. Every time there’s another school shooting, I blog about the insanity of the manner in which the United States uniquely ...

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Choosing Harvard’s New President: MD Anderson Figured It Out First

Choosing Harvard’s New President: MD Anderson Figured It Out First By Leonard Zwelling https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/11/us/harvard-president-bacow.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fus&action=click&contentCollection=us&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=2&pgtype=sectionfront The new president of Harvard University is Lawrence S. Bacow, the former president of Tufts and a top official at MIT. He now is on the faculty of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. In the article in the NY Times, ...

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Watergate Redux

Watergate Redux By Leonard Zwelling For those of us who remember June 17, 1972 as a day when we awoke to news of a break-in at the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee in the Watergate complex in northwest Washington, D.C., the last few months has seemed like vuja de. A popular (sort of) president ...

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The House Call Is Gone But There Are Better Strategies Than the One Being Used By Academia

The House Call Is Gone But There Are Better Strategies Than the One Being Used By Academia By Leonard Zwelling https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-country-doctor-cant-forget-his-40-years-of-house-calls-1518134157 The Wall Street Journal on February 9 published this op-ed by Bob Greene about a retired Dr. Charles Kemper from Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin who made house calls for 40 years. Dr. Kemper describes the ...

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MD Anderson Is Too Big

MD Anderson Is Too Big By Leonard Zwelling http://www.houstonchronicle.com/local/gray-matters/article/My-dad-s-cancer-has-made-it-clear-Our-health-12552137.php http://www.houstonchronicle.com/local/prognosis/article/MD-Anderson-wants-name-removed-from-cancer-12552600.php Two articles in the Houston Chronicle on February 5 make the title of this blog abundantly clear. In the first, Ken Janda, the CEO of Community Health Choice, relates the difficulties he and his family faced navigating the health care system to care for their ...

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Single Payer Makes Sense: An Argument

Single Payer Makes Sense: An Argument By Leonard Zwelling, MD, MBA America does not have a health care system. It has four of them. One system is like that in most of Western Europe and Asia, with private providers and private non-profit insurance. In some cases the insurance can come from the government, or from ...

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CDC=Can’t Deny Conflict

CDC=Can’t Deny Conflict By Leonard Zwelling https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2018/01/31/health/ap-us-med-cdc-director-resigns.html Brenda Fitzgerald was the Trump appointed director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Her new boss of three days, Alex Azar, made the announcement of her resignation. It seems that Dr. Fitzgerald had purchased a host of tobacco and drug company stocks that put her in ...

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The Falling Market Is Not Doing So In A Political Vacuum

The Falling Market Is Not Doing So In A Political Vacuum By Leonard Zwelling On Monday afternoon, February 5, I watched MSNBC as the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped over 5%, well over 1000 points. (It finished down 4.62%). A series of experts is parading in front of the cameras to explain the fall which ...

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The Memo

The Memo By Leonard Zwelling By now, it is apparent that the previously unreleased memo from the House Intelligence Committee and its chairman Devin Nunes that was cleared for release by the White House and then was, in fact, released on Friday February 2, 2018 is, to be blunt, a big nothing. What it essentially ...

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