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A simple way to help your doctor beat burnout

A simple way to help your doctor beat burnout

"What would you say to your doctor on your deathbed?"

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How your health care may change under  the new government

How your health care may change under the new government

  The United States voters have elected a new president and a new legislature, both Republican. Analysts expect major changes in policy and law after 8 years of Democratic control. In a previous post, I outlined then- candidate Donald Trump’s proposals for health care reform, chief of which is repealing the Affordable Care Act (alternately … Continue reading How your health care may change under the new government

Voting on Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Health Care

Voting on Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Health Care

  Tuesday November 8th, we in the United States will elect a new president. It's been a contentious , bitter campaign and we are all glad it's almost over. But we should also be glad that we have the privilege of open discussion and disagreement and settling our differences by voting for our leaders.    I … Continue reading Voting on Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Health Care

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Health Care- an update

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Health Care- an update

  This week we celebrated the birth of the United States of America, on July 4th, 1776.   Even though the United States does not officially have “socialized” health care, a large proportion of our medical care is funded by the federal government. Even though I know that, I was still surprised by statistics in … Continue reading Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Health Care- an update

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Health Care

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was enacted by the United States Congress in 2010 to guarantee basic health insurance to all citizens.  People who object to the ACA ,aka Obama Care, dislike or even fear government involvement in medical care; they consider it interference, control, or even nationalization of the United States … Continue reading Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Health Care