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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Modern Medicine

Modern Medicine By Leonard Zwelling          The June 25, 2020 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine could be retitled, “what’s really going on in medicine.”          These three articles, two are editorials, the last an actual research study, upend much of what we thought (or thought we thought or I thought we thought) ...

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Respect By Leonard Zwelling          On July 1, Thomas L. Friedman had the lead editorial in The New York Times. It was advice for Joe Biden with regard to his bumper sticker. It was suggested to him by an environmental innovator named Hal Harvey. It reads:          “Respect science, respect nature, respect each other.”          ...

5 mins

About Wealth

I Believe It’s About Wealth: What BLM May Be Missing By Leonard Zwelling          I think that this is the hardest blog that I have ever tried to write. Rarely am I unsure where a blog is going. As I write this, I am unsure.          As readers know, I have been following the 1619 ...

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Magical Thinking

Magical Thinking By Leonard Zwelling          I first came upon this term in 2005 when I read Joan Didion’s book The Year of Magical Thinking, a memoir about the death of her husband, John Gregory Dunne. To simplify, magical thinking is the belief that thoughts can influence the physical world. If I wish for something ...

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Addresses By Leonard Zwelling          A little reportage from the front.          Apparently your friends at MD Anderson Information Systems are watching you. They will notice if you log into the network from an IP address distant from Houston and ask you whether you have taken leave and/or have registered your travel from Houston in ...

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Choosing A Bus Driver

Choosing A Bus Driver By Leonard Zwelling          A reader presented me with a good question from Twitter the other day.          If you were at a bus stop waiting for the school bus with your child and the bus arrived with Joe Biden at the wheel, would you let your kid on the bus? ...

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The Future Is Not Bleak

The Future Is Not Bleak By Leonard Zwelling          This front page story in The New York Times of June 13 by Lisa Lerer and Dave Umhoefer relates the general feeling in the country, along the full political spectrum, that things are not going well at all in America. Chuck Todd reported on Meet The ...

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China By Leonard Zwelling          Here’s the last line of this op-ed from The Wall Street Journal on May 1.          “The point would be to pair economic concerns with national-security aims, protect intellectual property, and ensure reliable access to public-health goods—so the U.S. is no longer at the mercy of Beijing for supplies in ...

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Women Leaders

Women Leaders By Leonard Zwelling          In The New York Times on June 14, Nicholas Kristof observes that countries led by women have handled their responses to the pandemic better than those led by men.          Specifically he identifies New Zealand, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Iceland and Norway as having had better outcomes in terms of ...

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What’s News?

What’s News? What’s Opinion? BY Leonard Zwelling          It used to be easy to discern what was news and what was editorial opinion. They were on different pages of the newspaper.          Now that so many get their “news” on the Internet where the separation may be less clear, the two begin to blend. Factor ...

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