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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The I Word

The I Word By Leonard Zwelling https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/23/us/politics/trump-mueller-obstruction.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/23/us/politics/obstruction-impeachable-offense.html?searchResultPosition=1 These are two of many articles being written about the mechanics, legal justification, and likely outcomes of impeachment proceedings in the House of Representatives against President Trump in the wake of the Mueller Report. There are several questions that should be asked about the I word. First, ...

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I’m Lost; I’m Wrong; I’m Sorry: What Men Can’t Say

I’m Lost; I’m Wrong; I’m Sorry: What Men Can’t Say By Leonard Zwelling It’s so sad. Most men are just incapable of saying those six little words. They won’t ask directions; won’t admit a mistake; and won’t ask forgiveness. Let’s think about that in a few critical contexts. Let’s start with my favorite of all-time—Watergate. ...

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I’m Not The Only One Worried

I’m Not The Only One Worried By Leonard Zwelling https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/15/opinion/cultural-revolution-meritocracy.html Too many of us Baby Boomers are always complaining about things going to hell. Movies are not imaginative enough. The songs have no melodies. My cell phone is too complicated and my computer hates me. My kids think I’m just a grump. Well then, so ...

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Presidential Power: Is It Unlimited?

Presidential Power: Is It Unlimited? By Leonard Zwelling The Mueller report in its redacted version is making its way to the eyes of America through the Attorney General’s press conference of lies, through Congress, and out to the cable news venues. From what I can tell the big take home is that Mueller definitely did ...

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The Chinese Issue At MD Anderson

The Chinese Issue At MD Anderson By Leonard Zwelling Even as I post this blog and you read it, an assembly may be taking place at MD Anderson to explain to the faculty why the cancer center is the focus of news stories in the Houston Chronicle and Science Magazine about the investigation and shedding ...

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The Anti-Semitism On College Campuses And Duke’s Tepid Response To It

The Anti-Semitism On College Campuses And Duke’s Tepid Response To It By Leonard Zwelling I received this video from a college friend. He was the second person to send it to me. The first was a highly respected rabbi in the Houston community. What the heck is going on at Duke? For some of us ...

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Mea Culpa

Mea Culpa By Leonard Zwelling In a recent blog called “Fighting Evil” (April 15), I touched upon three large themes. The first was about how I thought that those who have served evil leaders need to be held accountable for their deeds in service to that leader and not be rewarded with good jobs and ...

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Fighting Evil: You Do What You Can

Fighting Evil: You Do What You Can By Leonard Zwelling https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/08/opinion/kirstjen-nielsen-family-separation-trump.html In a country led by a man like Donald Trump, it is very difficult to be hopeful. This is all the more true when watching the Democrats try to sort themselves out to identify the one among them who can successfully challenge Trump. That ...

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FAIR: The Four-Letter F Word

FAIR: The Four-Letter F Word By Leonard Zwelling One of my favorite authors is trying his hand at podcasting. That’s Michael Lewis of The Big Short, The Blind Side and Moneyball. The podcast is called Against The Rules and the first episode was posted on April 1. It’s called “Ref, You Suck.” It focuses on ...

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One Country, Two States

One Country, Two States By Leonard Zwelling I owe this idea to the Beautiful Wife. She is essentially proposing that Israel become like the United States. That would make it one country with two states: pre-1967 Israel would be one state. The second state would be all of the rest of that which was Palestine ...

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