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

3 mins

What’s Really Outrageous? That Bush 41 Wasn’t!

What’s Really Outrageous? That Bush 41 Wasn’t! By Leonard Zwelling https://www.wsj.com/articles/reflections-on-impeachment-20-years-later-1543535342 https://www.wsj.com/articles/america-is-addicted-to-outrage-is-there-a-cure-1543620811 Two editorials on the same page of the Wall Street Journal on December 1 tell an interesting tale about America. In the first, my favorite editorialist, Peggy Noonan, commemorates (is that the right word?) the 20th anniversary of the impeachment of “Slick Willie.” ...

3 mins

Designer Babies

Designer Babies By Leonard Zwelling https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2018/11/25/health/ap-us-med-genetic-frontiers-gene-edited-babies.html It was bound to occur and it was bound to occur where it did. A Chinese scientist, possibly with American assistance, has altered the genes in human embryos, implanted the fertilized eggs, and the embryos grew up to be twins that were delivered in China. Supposedly (there has been ...

4 mins

Modern Medicine: Doctoring Today—An Older Patient’s, Older Doctor’s Perspective

Modern Medicine: Doctoring Today—An Older Patient’s, Older Doctor’s Perspective By Leonard Zwelling https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1806984 https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1808736 The contrast could not have been more stark. The issue of The New England Journal of Medicine of November 22 has two editorials that illuminate the problem for the clinicians of today. The first of these is about going beyond Evidence-Based ...

3 mins

Even Trump’s Government Admits Climate Change Is Real

Even Trump’s Government Admits Climate Change Is Real By Leonard Zwelling https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/23/climate/us-climate-report.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage At 2 PM on the Friday after Thanksgiving, the federal government released the congressionally mandated report on climate change. To sum it up, we’re in a lot of trouble. If drastic steps are not taken quickly, the United States and its economy will ...

3 mins

Is Trump Right On Saudi Arabia? Is MBS Our SOB?

Is Trump Right On Saudi Arabia? Is MBS Our SOB? By Leonard Zwelling In his statement of November 20, reprinted in the Wall Street Journal the following day, the president made it clear that while he does admit that the leadership of Saudi Arabia might have been involved with the murder and dismemberment of the ...

4 mins

Will The Democrats Develop A Health Care Plan For 2020?

Will The Democrats Develop A Health Care Plan For 2020? By Leonard Zwelling https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/17/opinion/sunday/democrats-aca-medicaid-exchanges.html In The NY Times of Sunday, November 18, Harold Pollack, a professor at the University of Chicago, wrote a piece about the need for planning on the part of the Democrats if they wish to win the White House in 2020. ...

5 mins

Predicting What Will be Good On Broadway—Impossible

Predicting What Will be Good On Broadway—Impossible By Leonard Zwelling Friday, November 16 in Manhattan and the snow is just starting to melt as the precipitation is supplanted by icy winds and temps in the thirties. This is not perfect weather to walk in the city, but walk we did. The next great shopping waltz ...

3 mins

Snow In New York City In November

Snow In New York City In November By Leonard Zwelling The BW and I made our annual trip to the Big Apple, mostly to see Bryan Cranston in Network. That’s tomorrow, November 16. Today is our first day in Midtown and it starts to snow. And I don’t mean flurries. This was real stick on ...

3 mins

Melania Flexes Her Muscles

Melania Flexes Her Muscles By Leonard Zwelling No one voted for her. The ex-model naturalized American who is the third wife of the current occupant of the Oval Office has decided to raise her public profile. Apparently, upset with the way her staff was being treated, she is calling for the ouster of Mira Ricardel ...

3 mins

Gratitude: Reunion ’18 for MD ’73—The Only Logical Response

Gratitude: Reunion ’18 for MD ’73—The Only Logical Response By Leonard Zwelling It’s a tradition at Duke Medical School. Every five years the flock migrates back to the nest in Durham, North Carolina on the second weekend of November for Medical Alumni Weekend. This year it was my 45th. My turn. In surveying the other ...

Older posts