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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Sloan Kettering, INC

Sloan Kettering, INC By Leonard Zwelling https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/20/health/memorial-sloan-kettering-cancer-paige-ai.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fnyregion&action=click&contentCollection=nyregion&region=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=10&pgtype=sectionfront On the front page of the NY Times on September 21, 2018, Memorial Sloan-Kettering was again outed by the Times and ProPublica. This time it was for forming a company that will use the images of the pathology specimens accumulated over the years to analyze with artificial intelligence. ...

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The Perp Walk: Shame Matters

The Perp Walk: Shame Matters By Leonard Zwelling There’s a lot of this going around right now. That’s a good thing. It’s important. People being people, they are bound to do bad things. It is not for me to say whether anyone accused of, found guilty of, or admitting to committing a crime is a ...

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Who’s Lying?

Who’s Lying? By Leonard Zwelling It’s got to be one or the other. Either Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh assaulted Professor Christine Blasey Ford when they were both much younger, or he did not. There is no halfway here and it doesn’t sound like it is anyone’s misconception of sexual consent. Either he was there ...

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Congress Is A Shameful Place And It’s Gotten Worse

Congress Is A Shameful Place And It’s Gotten Worse By Leonard Zwelling In 2009, I sat through a lot of hearings on Capitol Hill. The committee on which my boss was the ranking Senate member, Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, was mighty busy looking at tobacco legislation, a proposed cancer bill, and, of course, the ...

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Serena’s Implosion: “Nobody’s Right If Everybody’s Wrong”

Serena’s Implosion: “Nobody’s Right If Everybody’s Wrong” By Leonard Zwelling In the sixties anthem “For What It’s Worth,” Stephen Stills used that line about “battle lines being drawn.” It resonated on Saturday when 24-time tennis Grand Slam champion Serena Williams had a public breakdown because she was penalized, once, twice, three times for being coached ...

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Vetting

Vetting By Leonard Zwelling It was the most explosive beginning to a congressional hearing that I can remember. I heard it only on the radio returning from an exercise session. The Senate Judiciary Committee, chaired by Charles Grassley (R-IA) opened up its initial discussion of the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to replace Anthony Kennedy on ...

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Baselga, DePinho and Mendelsohn: None Of Them Gets Conflict Of Interest

Baselga, DePinho and Mendelsohn: None Of Them Gets Conflict Of Interest By Leonard Zwelling The headline above the fold in The New York Times on Sunday, September 8 could not have been clearer. “A Top Doctor Didn’t Disclose Corporate Ties: Sloan Kettering Chief Was Paid Millions” Jose Baselga is the chief medical officer at MSKCC ...

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The Anonymous NY Times Op-Ed Piece On Trump: Mostly Self-Serving

The Anonymous NY Times Op-Ed Piece On Trump: Mostly Self-Serving By Leonard Zwelling This is confusing. On the one hand the op-ed piece in the paper on September 6 claims to have been written by a senior official in the White House. It points out that the President of the United States is unhinged, immature ...

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What Will It Take To Declare War On Russia?

What Will It Take To Declare War On Russia? By Leonard Zwelling They may have hijacked our last presidential election and most surely interfered in it using “fake news” and the Internet. They continue to interfere. They may be able to tap into and disrupt the power grid of the United States. They have purposefully ...

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The Meaning Of Public Funerals: It’s About The Lives

The Meaning Of Public Funerals: It’s About The Lives By Leonard Zwelling At the end of last week, the country saw two large funerals take place on successive days. Both brought forth throngs of celebrities and presidents. Both were richly deserved tributes to greatness. On Friday, The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin was given a ...

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