Monthly Archives: June 2009

Times Poll on Health Care Reform

via graphics8.nytimes.com 50% of people believe the government will do a better job at providing coverage and holding down costs than the private sector… seriously? Advertisements

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Doctor and Patient – Taking Time for the Self on the Path to Becoming a Doctor

There is always this expectation that at some point things will turn around. The interns say, ‘When I finish internship and become a second-year resident, things will get better.’ The residents say, ‘When I finish training, I will finally have … Continue reading

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Twitter on the Barricades – Six Lessons Learned

Collectively, however, the tweets can create a personality or environment that reflects the emotions of the moment and helps drive opinion. via nytimes.com Is Twitter’s role in the Iran “revolution” over-estimated? Perhaps…but the mere fact that it is even considered … Continue reading

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Key Lawmakers in Health-Care Debate Reveal Investments in Health Industry

Almost 30 key lawmakers helping draft landmark health-care legislation have financial holdings in the industry, totaling nearly $11 million worth of personal investments in a sector that could be dramatically reshaped by this summer’s debate. The list of members who … Continue reading

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Doctors 4 Patient Care…MDs need to unite

We are an organization of concerned physicians committed to the establishment of a health care system that preserves the sanctity of the doctor-patient relationship, promotes quality of care, supports affordable access to all Americans, and protects patients’ freedom of choice. … Continue reading

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Obama wants new cuts in federal health spending

President Barack Obama is seeking to help pay for his health care plan by sharply reducing the government’s medical spending, mainly by trimming payments to prescription drugmakers, hospitals and other care providers. His ambitions are thick but the details thin; … Continue reading

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The Cost Conundrum:

Something even more worrisome is going on as well. In the war over the culture of medicine—the war over whether our country’s anchor model will be Mayo or McAllen—the Mayo model is losing. In the sharpest economic downturn that our … Continue reading

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