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Healthcare: a Christmas Present of Epic Proportions

Healthcare: a Christmas Present of Epic Proportions

Half a loaf?  No, worse.  Here is your pre-Christmas present — a big lump of coal.   Let me simplify and make clear my assertion.  You are ill, in need of medical care.   You want the best.   Whose wise counsel and help do you seek?   You want someone who is sympathetic, skilled and competent. This debate has never been about Health.   Certainly not your health.  For the last six months I have steadfastly maintained the large insurance racketeers…

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Chuck Todd of NBC on the economy

Chuck Todd of NBC on the economy

Confused about Health Care reform?  Dismayed?  Here is the front and center issue and why a year’s worth of debate was a strategic mistake.  Jobs, the economy and education in America top the polls. They missed the golden opportunity … financial banking reform. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Please follow and like us:

Keith Olbermann Sounds the Death Knell

Keith Olbermann Sounds the Death Knell

Keith Olbermann, always impassioned, penetrating and reflective. The chorus rises: this bill with it’s mandated participation in the insurance protection scheme cannot be supported. A bad and corrupt bill is worse than no bill at all. The President’s high stakes gamble is overtaken by the raging storm of job insecurity and … the economy. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Please follow and like us:

Howard Dean Says It’s Time to Kill This Bill

Howard Dean Says It’s Time to Kill This Bill

Howard Dean at his most articulate and unambiguous self.   The time has finally come.    There is nothing left to support.   It’s now face saving time.   It is not about Joe Lieberman.   He’s just become the Mannie Ramirez of the Senate. “It’s not health care reform … and it’s too bad it’s come this.” “You are going to be forced to pay, on average, 27% of your money to pay CEOs $20 million a year…” [starts at about 4:08 into…

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Insurance Giveaway?

Insurance Giveaway?

This just in from Robert Reich.  Many of you have received this. Hi. I’m Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor under President Clinton and currently a professor at the University of California. You’ve probably heard about a possible “deal” in the Senate to do away with the public option. I’m here to tell you that this is no deal: it’s a gift to Big Insurance, plain and simple. To which Captain Renault of Casablanca would have retorted: “I’m shocked, shocked…

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HealthCare Napkins: It’s Not About HealthCare

HealthCare Napkins: It’s Not About HealthCare

Single payor is not the answer.   But this is an illuminating sketch of “HealthCare 101” coming into the bottom of the 8th inning.   What is missing is the critical distinction between big business vs small business in medicine.   Your old fashioned GP was in small business much as he/she always protested to the contrary. Healthcare Napkins All View more documents from Dan Roam. Please follow and like us:

Longevity Hall of Fame

Longevity Hall of Fame

Current picks for a Longevity Hall of Fame: Jack LaLaine — still going strong.  Our human laboratory of optimal health. George Burns — an interview at age 94 was daunting The Rolling Stones — still creating.  Who would have ever guessed? Sophia Loren — still stunning in her 70’s Dave Brubeck — the voice is a bit weary, but he plays with the same virtuosity as ever in a recent Jazz at Lincoln Center appearance.  Over 50 years! John Glenn…

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