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

Theranos: Bad Blood, The Drop-Out and The Inventor

Theranos: Bad Blood, The Drop-Out and The Inventor By Leonard Zwelling You are going to hear a lot about Theranos in the next months. Theranos was the go-go start-up from Silicon Valley begun by a Stanford drop-out, Elizabeth Holmes (who attended St. John’s here in Houston). Her idea was a simple and good one. She ...

4 mins

The Rules Are For Others

The Rules Are For Others By Leonard Zwelling This is already in the running for my favorite story of the year and it’s only March. Apparently a series of CEOs, big-wigs, privileged wealthy, and Hollywood stars paid a guy in Los Angeles to falsify college applications that turned their non-athlete kids into scholarship bait or ...

4 mins

Stepford Docs On The Bayou: Not The MD Anderson Way

Stepford Docs On The Bayou: Not The MD Anderson Way By Leonard Zwelling What so struck me in 1984 when I came to MD Anderson was the enormous tolerance the institution had for people with—how do I put this—different ideas about cancer, its treatment and how to interact with other people. The place was a ...

4 mins

Contempt And Trump And Russia

Contempt And Trump And Russia By Leonard Zwelling https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/02/opinion/sunday/political-polarization.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/02/opinion/sunday/michael-cohen-steele-dossier.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage Two opinion pieces in Sunday’s New York Times (March 3) reveal a major problem thread running through the American psyche and how it affects our national politics. In the first piece, Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute think tank, notes the awful toll ...

3 mins

What Should A Chief Scientific Officer Do?

What Should A Chief Scientific Officer Do? By Leonard Zwelling MD Anderson has had vice presidents for research, chief academic officers, and provosts. I am not at all sure it ever had a chief scientific officer until recently. The duties of the CSO cannot be those of the chief academic officer because there is also ...

3 mins

Michael Cohen: Caught Throwing Spit Balls

Michael Cohen: Caught Throwing Spit Balls By Leonard Zwelling The spectacle of a lesser mob boss coming clean in front of Congress was not all it’s cracked up to be. It’s not all that unusual either. Think Joe Valachi, 1963. On Wednesday, February 27, Michael Cohen, one of Donald Trump’s former lawyers and his “fixer” ...

4 mins

The Real American Dilemma

The Real American Dilemma By Leonard Zwelling https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/24/opinion/income-inequality-upper-middle-class.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/24/opinion/michelle-obama-becoming.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage It is not often that so much is explained in so small a space. The New York Times op-ed page on February 25, 2019 contains two columns that go a long way to explaining the chaos in America and the reason Donald Trump was able to ...

3 mins

Boredom And The Need For An Activist Congress

Boredom And The Need For An Activist Congress By Leonard Zwelling https://www.wsj.com/articles/politics-has-become-boring-againand-thats-a-relief-11550619773 https://www.wsj.com/articles/trumps-emergency-is-test-for-congress-11550619983?mod=searchresults&page=1&pos=1 Two op-eds in the Wall Street Journal of February 20 answer a lot of questions about how the government in Washington is working—or not. In the first, F. H. Buckley of the Scalia Law School makes the point that Americans get bored ...

3 mins

Measles

Measles By Leonard Zwelling I’m basically a libertarian. I believe that anyone should be allowed to do whatever he or she wants as long as it does not hurt anyone else. I am a strict capitalist who believes in supply and demand. I believe that people can strive to make as much money as they ...

4 mins

What Progressives Don’t Get About Israel

What Progressives Don’t Get About Israel By Leonard Zwelling https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/08/opinion/sunday/israel-progressive-anti-semitism.html Bret Stephens has become one of my favorite columnists on the staff of The New York Times. His clear-eyed, clear-headed opinion pieces seem to me neither left nor right leaning, but rather centered on common sense, which is always uncommon. This piece in The Times ...

Older posts