Pregnant Moms: Please, “Escape Fire”

Every so often, a film comes along that makes us sit up and take notice. Escape Fire is one of those films.  Executive producers Donna Karan (fashion designer) and Scott Douglass along with directors Matthew […]

Sacrificing Patient Care in Order to Make a Living (Part 1)

My profession has been “outed” by the New York Times’ articleTalk Doesn’t Pay, So Psychiatry Turns Instead to Drug Therapy, by Gardiner Harris and I am breathing a sigh of relief. It’s about time the […]

Sacrificing Patient Care in Order to Make a Living (Part 1)

My profession has been “outed” by the New York Times’ articleTalk Doesn’t Pay, So Psychiatry Turns Instead to Drug Therapy, by Gardiner Harris and I am breathing a sigh of relief. It’s about time the […]

In Praise of Elizabeth Edwards, Champion of Healthcare Reform

Image by http://www.ksvoboda.comThe day Elizabeth Edwards announced that she had breast cancer, my heart sank. Finding a lump in the breast only heightens the suspicious that the prognosis may not be good and in Elizabeth’s […]

Physicians Will Quit? Why Now?

The Basil and Spice article, Doctors Will Quit Under New Healthcare Proposals really touched a raw nerve. The author, Dr. Jeffrey English, an Atlanta neurologist proposed that physicians will “quit” because of government healthcare involvement. Dr. […]

Health Care Reform: An Unkept Promise

 When I heard the final Senate version of the healthcare reform bill, I had a complete meltdown (please see An Open Letter to President Obama). I had been sucker-punched by people who I thought I […]

Who Else Wants Affordable Healthcare?

Did you see it? The makings of history? Oh what a joyful sight! After sixty years of several failed attempts, maybe we’ll finally get it right. It took the courage of a leader […]

A Healthcare Nightmare

OMG, here we go again.  Sam Stein’s article, Obama and Industry Groups to Propose $2 Trillion in Healthcare Savings (The Huffington Post) reflects mendacity at its best.  We’ve been sucker-punched before.

Back in 1992, they called it managed care […]