Tag: healthcare policy

Big Changes Coming to Healthcare

Last week, the new Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary, Alex Azar, said, “Change is possible, change is necessary, and change is coming.” I hope so. Change is desperately needed. It remains to be seen if the federal government can

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Disrupting Healthcare

The State of the Union topics about tax reform, jobs, immigration, and infrastructure are all important, but what about healthcare? Healthcare represents nearly 20% of our economy, people are going bankrupt or dying because of the cost of drugs, basic

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Smoking Tobacco Kills 1,200 Americans Every Day

I started smoking experimentally when I was 16, and then more while in college. When I graduated in 1967, a much older, but close family friend, told me he was diagnosed with emphysema. His doctor said if he didn’t stop

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Big Pharma and Politics

At a rally in Kentucky, President Donald Trump said drug prices were “outrageous”. The next day, according to Kaiser Health News, the pharmaceutical industry donated more money to political campaigns than any other day this year. On March 21, eight pharma

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The Real Problem With Healthcare

Paul Matadeen called me for an impromptu interview about the stall in the Senate healthcare legislation. Here is what I told him.  

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