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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Mob Rule

Mob Rule By Leonard Zwelling Agent Orange has done it again. He is now calling the Democrats a collective name. Where once each political opponent had his or her own nickname, now the entire Blue Team is “the mob.” Mr. Trump has made the mid-term elections all about him. A vote for (fill in your ...

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Our Friends—For Purchase

Our Friends—For Purchase By Leonard Zwelling Money can’t buy you happiness, it is said, but it can buy you friends. It is buying the Saudis friends in the White House including the crown prince of Trumpdom, Jared Kushner. At this point, there is little doubt that a Saudi Arabian hit squad, consisting at least in ...

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Why MD Anderson Should Be The Least Likely Place For Physician Burnout

Why MD Anderson Should Be The Least Likely Place For Physician Burnout By Leonard Zwelling Siddhartha Mukherjee is both prolific and insightful. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies, the biography of cancer, has written another great piece in The New York Times Magazine of October 14, 2018 called “As the ...

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The Enemy Of The People

The Enemy Of The People By Leonard Zwelling This is how President Trump baits the press. He says the press is anti-American. They print “fake news.” They are liars and deceivers and only his friends on Fox have a corner on truth. How dangerous is this? Very. On Nicole Wallace’s MSNBC show, a guest noted ...

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If Jamal Khashoggi Is Dead

If Jamal Khashoggi Is Dead By Leonard Zwelling Usually, this blog doesn’t delve too deeply into areas of foreign affairs. When it has, it has usually focused on matters involving the State of Israel, a subject near and dear to my heart. This is a departure, but does tangentially touch on matters in play in ...

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Why Not The Best?

Why Not The Best? By Leonard Zwelling I really do not understand. Why are we in America settling for mediocrity? This is the United States. We are supposed to be pursuing the best. Yet here we are after weeks of debate and rancor over the latest Supreme Court nomination and now confirmation having installed in ...

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Erasing Doubt

Erasing Doubt By Leonard Zwelling This is hard to do with any critical decision. There is always buyer’s remorse and cognitive dissonance when a big decision is finally made. At least there often seems to be. That Dr. Ford is 100% sure that Brett Kavanaugh attacked her 36 years ago and he is 100% sure ...

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The Fix Was Always In: Isn’t It Always That Way?

The Fix Was Always In: Isn’t It Always That Way? By Leonard Zwelling No matter how the deliberations and voting go over the fitness of Brett Kavanaugh to sit on the Supreme Court, the outcome was probably never in doubt. From the early reports coming out of Washington on Thursday, it appears as though the ...

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Conflicts And Cancer Centers

Conflicts And Cancer Centers By Leonard Zwelling The spotlight has been on Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and the fall of its chief medical officer Jose Baselga, but my bet is that this could have been any major cancer center and another executive or professor on the faculty. There simply is insufficient discipline over the ...

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Temperament By Leonard Zwelling Grouchy. That’s what my kids would say about my temperament. And they would probably be right. It’s kind of the way I am and that’s the point, because there are two aspects to temperament. The first is the one you show the world (which is not necessarily the one you show ...

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