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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Immunity By Leonard Zwelling          After all, that’s what we’re all talking about. The debate is not whether the new coronavirus is a public health threat. It is. The debate is how we move from being 100% susceptible to the illness covid-19 (if we really are and there is evidence that we aren’t because some ...

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Context By Leonard Zwelling          As this op-ed in The New York Times by Charles Warzel on May 6 indicates in its print version title, “Will We Get Used To The Dying?” death seems to be losing its context and its impact in America.          What, you say? Impossible. Really? What about the guns?          ...

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Getting Back

Getting Back By Leonard Zwelling          I just got an email message from my new concierge doctor. He writes that the likelihood of me contracting covid-19 is small and that none of his patients have thus far come down with the viral illness. He urges those of us in his practice to continue to wear ...

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What We Know

What We Know. What We Don’t. By Leonard Zwelling          In this superb article sent to me by son Richard, a lot is written about what we have  learned  over these covid weeks, but there’s still a lot we don’t know. Primary among the unknowns is exactly how this virus kills people and why some ...

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Where’s Joe?

Where’s Joe? By Leonard Zwelling          Michelle Cottle in The New York Times on April 30 describes Joe Biden as “lurking.” Essentially Joe Biden is assuming a Rose Garden strategy while not being in office. He’s letting Trump self-destruct while the former vice president secludes in his basement in Delaware. His one appearance was Friday ...

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What Changed?

What Changed? By Leonard Zwelling          Did I miss something? Did a major change occur with regard to the coronavirus outbreak plaguing the world when I wasn’t looking? Is it somehow less of a threat?          The answer to the last question depends on your point of view, I guess, but the answers to the ...

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Wrong Strategy?

What If Our Strategy Was Wrong? By Leonard Zwelling          In a chilling op-ed in The Wall Street Journal on April 24, Joseph C. Sternberg asks the unaskable question. Were the experts right the first time when it came to the novel coronavirus from Wuhan? What does he mean?          If you go back a ...

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Disorientation. Reorientation. By Leonard Zwelling          The coronavirus changes everything.          These three articles from The New York Times on April 24 make several important points. Those points not only apply to nations, but also to academic medical institutions.          The first article describes what might be the most successful effort in the world to ...

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The Plot Against America

The Plot Against America By Leonard Zwelling          What if?          Nothing can grab your attention more than an alternative telling of history, especially history that is so vivid in the mind and so crucial to our way of life.          The seminal event of the 20th century was the Second World War. It derived ...

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Small Business

The Academic Laboratory As Small Business By Leonard Zwelling          In The New York Times on April 11, David Sax makes a critical point about small businesses being the lifeblood of the communities in which they operate. It is the small business owners who support the school silent auction and who are struggling to deal ...

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