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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I Was John Brennan

I Was John Brennan By Leonard Zwelling I know what it means to be shut out after having been on the inside. There was a time when I was privy to many of the darkest secrets of the leadership of MD Anderson. There was a time when I was the keeper of those secrets in ...

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This Is Not That Different From Watergate

This Is Not That Different From Watergate By Leonard Zwelling https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/13/opinion/watergate-republican-party.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fopinion&action=click&contentCollection=opinion&region=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=3&pgtype=sectionfront One of the great myths that surrounds the Watergate hearings and the run-up to the resignation of Richard Nixon is that the effort to rid America of its Crook President was bipartisan. It was not. As this terrific NY Times op-ed by Michael Conway ...

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I Understand Why Omarosa Taped Her Firing. I Wish I Had Taped Mine.

I Understand Why Omarosa Taped Her Firing. I Wish I Had Taped Mine. By Leonard Zwelling On Meet The Press Sunday, August 12, Chuck Todd interviewed Omarosa Manigault Newman, the former White House staffer who is black. She was the highest ranking black staffer in the Trump Administration. Her high profile allegiance to Donald Trump ...

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Inside Out

Inside Out By Leonard Zwelling The news broke this morning (August 8, the anniversary of Richard Nixon’s resignation announcement) that Congressman Christopher Collins (R-NY) was arrested along with his son and the father of his son’s fiancé for insider trading and lying to the federal government. When are these guys going to learn from Martha ...

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The Beginning Of The End

The Beginning Of The End By Leonard Zwelling The end of the Trump Presidency has begun to roll out. Even Mr. Trump has admitted that the meeting in Trump Tower in June of 2016 in which his son Donald, Jr. and son-in-law Jared Kushner participated was with Russians and was to gain dirt on Hillary ...

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The Bleeding Edge

The Bleeding Edge By Leonard Zwelling https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/26/movies/bleeding-edge-review-medical-devices.html?smprod=nytcore-ipad&smid=nytcore-ipad-share And you think the drug companies are corrupt. Check out The Bleeding Edge directed by Kirby Dick, a documentary about the medical device industry, its oversight (or lack thereof), and who is making money off the patients, despite the large number of these people being harmed by the ...

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I Feel Jeff Sessions’ Pain

I Feel Jeff Sessions’ Pain By Leonard Zwelling Apparently, Mr. Trump has suggested via yet another Tweet Storm that Attorney General Jeff Sessions ought to pull the plug on the Mueller probe. Mr. Sessions, to his credit, is largely ignoring his boss, something that the recused AG has gotten really good at over the months ...

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Moving Forward-Tomorrow

Moving Forward-Tomorrow By Leonard Zwelling This blog has made the case for a thorough review of how the mess at MD Anderson that culminated in the dismissal of Ron DePinho ever occurred in an institution of such high repute. How did conflict of interest become a way of life at Anderson? When did executives at ...

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Do Investigations Into The Past Matter?

Do Investigations Into The Past Matter? By Leonard Zwelling It seems that the more we investigate misdeeds, the fewer miscreants actually go to jail. It seems that way, but the Mueller probe suggests that this conclusion has its exceptions. Already five people including a former National Security Advisor have pleaded guilty and over 30 people ...

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Trump Doesn’t Understand What Money Is

Trump Doesn’t Understand What Money Is By Leonard Zwelling In a truly tasteless and tactless ploy to retain the support of his Midwest farming Trumpees, Donald Trump will use a fund that was established 85 years ago to protect farmers from natural disasters to offset the effect of the disaster that his tariff war is ...

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