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The House Call Is Gone But There Are Better Strategies Than the One Being Used By Academia

The House Call Is Gone But There Are Better Strategies Than the One Being Used By Academia By Leonard Zwelling https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-country-doctor-cant-forget-his-40-years-of-house-calls-1518134157 The Wall Street Journal on February 9 published this op-ed by Bob Greene about a retired Dr. Charles Kemper from Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin who made house calls for 40 years. Dr. Kemper describes the ...

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MD Anderson Is Too Big

MD Anderson Is Too Big By Leonard Zwelling http://www.houstonchronicle.com/local/gray-matters/article/My-dad-s-cancer-has-made-it-clear-Our-health-12552137.php http://www.houstonchronicle.com/local/prognosis/article/MD-Anderson-wants-name-removed-from-cancer-12552600.php Two articles in the Houston Chronicle on February 5 make the title of this blog abundantly clear. In the first, Ken Janda, the CEO of Community Health Choice, relates the difficulties he and his family faced navigating the health care system to care for their ...

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Single Payer Makes Sense: An Argument

Single Payer Makes Sense: An Argument By Leonard Zwelling, MD, MBA America does not have a health care system. It has four of them. One system is like that in most of Western Europe and Asia, with private providers and private non-profit insurance. In some cases the insurance can come from the government, or from ...

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CDC=Can’t Deny Conflict

CDC=Can’t Deny Conflict By Leonard Zwelling https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2018/01/31/health/ap-us-med-cdc-director-resigns.html Brenda Fitzgerald was the Trump appointed director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Her new boss of three days, Alex Azar, made the announcement of her resignation. It seems that Dr. Fitzgerald had purchased a host of tobacco and drug company stocks that put her in ...

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The Falling Market Is Not Doing So In A Political Vacuum

The Falling Market Is Not Doing So In A Political Vacuum By Leonard Zwelling On Monday afternoon, February 5, I watched MSNBC as the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped over 5%, well over 1000 points. (It finished down 4.62%). A series of experts is parading in front of the cameras to explain the fall which ...

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The Memo

The Memo By Leonard Zwelling By now, it is apparent that the previously unreleased memo from the House Intelligence Committee and its chairman Devin Nunes that was cleared for release by the White House and then was, in fact, released on Friday February 2, 2018 is, to be blunt, a big nothing. What it essentially ...

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Country Club Groupthink Is Running The Country

Country Club Groupthink Is Running The Country By Leonard Zwelling https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/18/opinion/clubbable-but-in-the-worst-way.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fopinion&action=click&contentCollection=opinion&region=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=3&pgtype=sectionfront There’s a marvelous op-ed in The New York Times on January 19 that tries to explain Donald Trump. Now there have been a plethora of articles written in the past year about this very subject. Some have called the president crazy or mentally unstable, ...

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Dreamers

Dreamers By Leonard Zwelling I make no bones about it. This issue has me confused. As far as I can tell, the Dreamers are mostly younger people brought illegally into the US by their parents and who know no other country. They are by all outward appearances Americans. Many only speak English. They go to ...

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