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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President Or King: Which Have We Got?

President Or King: Which Have We Got? By Leonard Zwelling https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/12/opinion/trump-and-the-return-of-divine-right.html David Armitage is a professor of history at Harvard. In his opinion piece in the NY Times on July 14, he makes note of the kingly powers retained in the Constitution for the President of the United States. Chief among these powers is that ...

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Denial and Appeasement

Denial and Appeasement By Leonard Zwelling The news conference was shocking even if Mr. Trump is trying to walk it all back reading from notes today. The President of the United States (I know, it’s still shocking that the title belongs to Donald Trump) stood side by side with the President of Russia and claimed ...

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Real Witches By Leonard Zwelling Mr. Trump has called the Mueller investigation a witch hunt as recently as his press conference on July 13 with Theresa May. I guess he must be right because yet again, Mr. Mueller’s team has turned up some real witches. The count of indictments is over 30 and several have ...

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Do You Need To Withstand Poor Leadership To Get To Good Leadership?

Do You Need To Withstand Poor Leadership To Get To Good Leadership? By Leonard Zwelling By any measure, the United States is being poorly led. The current president is a loose cannon of no particular philosophy beyond the self-serving. He is alienating our friends and befriending our former enemies and in this process he is ...

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First—Win!

First—Win! By Leonard Zwelling https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/07/us/politics/democrats-supreme-court-nominee.html?&hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news While I write this on July 8, it will be posted after the president announces his choice to fill the Supreme Court vacancy generated by the retirement of Anthony Kennedy. No matter who that person is, we know that there will be some sort of fight during the confirmation process ...

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Why A Woman’s Right To Choose Is Still Under Attack

Why A Woman’s Right To Choose Is Still Under Attack By Leonard Zwelling The easy answer is that men don’t get it. But there are many, many women in the Pro-Life movement who agree with those on the right who believe that abortion is murder and it must be outlawed. The reason this is such ...

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When The Chief Executive Alone Makes The Pick

When The Chief Executive Alone Makes The Pick By Leonard Zwelling The clock is ticking down until Monday when Donald Trump will name his choice to replace Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. I am sure that Mr. Trump is getting all kinds of advice, mostly from his allies on the right, as to whom ...

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What Do I Want FROM MD Anderson? What Do I Want FOR MD Anderson?

What Do I Want FROM MD Anderson? What Do I Want FOR MD Anderson? By Leonard Zwelling I ask myself these questions every day. I have since I left my employment at Anderson after 29 years in September of 2013. One of the things that I have discussed with others who have left leadership roles ...

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Will Trump’s Base Really Reject Their Harleys?

Will Trump’s Base Really Reject Their Harleys? By Leonard Zwelling Now he’s really gone and done it. President Trump is forcing his dedicated base to choose between him and their motorcycles. The tariffs on imported steel have forced Harley-Davidson to move some its manufacturing to Europe to supply the European demand for its motorcycles. That ...

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Match Point At Center Court

Match Point At Center Court By Leonard Zwelling https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/27/opinion/anthony-kennedy-retirement-supreme-court.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=opinion-c-col-left-region&region=opinion-c-col-left-region&WT.nav=opinion-c-col-left-region Now the trouble really begins. Due to the suspension of the filibuster rule in the U.S. Senate at the time of the Gorsuch nomination to the Supreme Court, there is absolutely nothing that the Democrats can do to stop Donald Trump from nominating an ultraconservative justice ...

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