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 Children In Congress And In The White House

The Children In Congress And In The White House By Leonard Zwelling As this editorial from the New York Times makes clear, Republicans are running out of ways and means of protecting the corrupt presidency of Donald Trump. They have now resorted to donning their superhero suits (blue three-buttons with red ties and white ...

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CPRIT By Leonard Zwelling In the Houston Chronicle on October 23, two opinion pieces (above) appeared addressing the ballot proposition that asks for an additional $6 billion in a funding initiative for CPRIT. CPRIT is the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas. It began to give out grants, support new companies, and ...

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“Get Over It”—NO!

“Get Over It”—NO! By Leonard Zwelling Admiral William H. McRaven (author of the above op-ed in the NY Times on October 18), is the former Chancellor of the University of Texas and the Navy Seal leader who planned and operationalized the successful raid that killed Osama Bin Laden. He has sacrificed much for his ...

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ALTUVE! By Leonard Zwelling I’ve been going to baseball games since I was ten, in 1958. That first game was a 10 nothing beat down by the Yankees on some hapless American League foe with Bob Turley on the mound. Since then I saw Mickey Mantle walk off the Indians in the 11th inning at ...

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The BW Is In The Hall Of Fame–Again

The BW Is In The Hall Of Fame–Again By Leonard Zwelling Readers of this blog know I refer to my wife, Dr. Eugenie Kleinerman, as the BW, the Beautiful Wife. I stole this from Earl Wilson who wrote a gossip column in the New York Post that I read as a young boy when my ...

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Curious About How This Goes

Curious About How This Goes By Leonard Zwelling I think most Americans, whether pro-Trump or anti-Trump, want to get to the bottom of what he’s up to with regard to promises he has made to foreign leaders and in exchange for what. Is the President of the United States beholding to other countries and, if ...

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What Are Facts?

What Are Facts? By Leonard Zwelling Bear with me on this one. It’s complicated. In The Wall Street Journal on Monday, October 7, famous cartoonist Scott Adams (“Dilbert”) wrote a piece about trying to discern fact from fiction when the news media from the right and left appear to be giving us conflicting views ...

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Concierge Medicine And The Time To Listen

Concierge Medicine And The Time To Listen By Leonard Zwelling It has always been my belief that at some point the United States must swing toward a medical system that covers everyone. How we get there is beyond me. My guess is that someday the Democrats will have the power to push through a public ...

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Mitt Romney: Super Hero?

Mitt Romney: Super Hero? By Leonard Zwelling I have been thinking a lot about John McCain in the last few weeks. I keep wondering what he would make of the Democrats’ attempt to impeach President Trump and Trump’s counter-attacks against Nancy Pelosi, Adam Schiff and the rest of the House majority. I also wonder about ...

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Feedback By Leonard Zwelling There is nothing more gratifying to a blogger than getting emails and texts from readers commenting upon a previously posted blog. Most of the notes I get call me to task. I guess no one writes to you if they agree with you. That makes sense. It’s mostly those with contrary ...

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