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.BLOGS AND OP-EDS

127: The GOP's Dilemma on Health Care: Political Self-Defeat at Every Turn (6.14.17)

126: The Trump Administration’s Assault On Medicaid (6.7.2017)

125: Crossroads in U.S. Health Care: Which of Three Financing Alternatives? (5.28.17)

124: Now What, After the Demise of The Republicans’ Health Care Plan? (3.28.17)

123: How the GOP Can Avoid the Trap of Repealing the ACA (2.22.17)

122: Fatal Flaws of Any Post-ACA Republican Replacement Plan (1.18.17)

121: The Takeover of U. S. Health Care By Big Money (01.03.17)

120: The Republican Plan to Repeal and Replace the ACA: Can It Work? (12.27.16)

119. The Inadequate and Shoddy Debate Over Health Care (11.30.16)

118. Our Profiteering Health Insurance Industry: Should The Government Bail It Out Again? (11.28.16)

117. Affordable Care Act: imploding and beyond repair (Originally Published in The Hill 10.21.16)

116. Future Physicians’ Demands For National Health Insurance (11.3.2016)

115. Electronic Health Records: Panacea vs. Unintended Consequences (10.25.2016)

114. Gap Insurance for Deductibles: The Insurance Industry’s Latest Profiteering Ploy (10.4.2016)

113. Mylan’s EpiPen: Poster Child for Corporate Greed (9.27.2016)

112. Is The American Public Ready For Single-Payer National Health Insurance?(9.7.2016)

111. Would Single-Payer National Health Insurance Break the Bank? (8.30.20160

110: TPP and the Dire Threat to Affordable Drug Prices (8.23.2016)

109: The Health Insurance Industry’s Last Ditch Holdup (8.15.2016)

108. Is National Health Insurance (Medicare For All) Socialized Medicine? (8.8.2016)

107. Does the U.S. Ration Health Care? (8.1.2016)

106. Does More Technology Bring Us Better Health Care? (7.25.2016)

105. Can Overuse of Health Care Be Managed By Giving Consumers More Choice And Responsibility? (7.18.2016)

104. The Weak And Defeatist Democratic Platform On Health Care (7.12.2016)

103. Does the Private Health Care Marketplace Provide Efficiency And Value? (7.7.2016)

102. Why Single-Payer Must Be Part of the Democratic Platform (6.21.16)

101. Cost Effectiveness Analysis (CEA) in U. S. Health Care—Long Overdue (6.16.16)

100. Corporate Social Responsibility in Health Care: No Such Thing (6.10.16)

99. Hillary’s Public Option Proposal: Could It Work? (6.3.16)

98. Poor Coverage of Healthcare by Corporate Media: How Can the Electorate be Informed? (5.27.16)

97. Growing Support For a National Health Program and Health Care as a Human Right (5.5.16)

96. Single-Payer NHI: The Only Way the U. S. Can Ever Get Affordable Health Care (2.16.16)

95. Hillary’s Unsurprising and Disingenuous Opposition to Real Health Care Reform (1.25.16)

94. What Role Should the Government Have in U. S. Health Care? (12.28.15)

93. High Deductibles & Narrow Networks: Achilles Heel of the ACA'S Health Insurance (12.21.15)

92. Rationing of Health Care: Private Gain vs. The Common Good (12.15.15)

91. Growing Bureaucracy and Fraud in U.S. Health Care ( 12.8.15)

90. The Continued Degradation of Health Insurance Under the ACA (12.3.15)

89. Can We Ever Achieve Affordable Health Care in the U.S.? (11.23.15)

88. Big PhRMA: Blatant Greed and Disregard for the Public Interest (11.18.15)

87. Decreasing Number of Uninsured: Metric For Success of the Affordable Care Act? (10/26/15)

86. Misinformation About the Cost of Single-Payer National Health Insurance (9/21/15)

85. Does the Affordable Care Act Guarantee Health Care as a Right? (7/6/2015)

84. Who is the Patient: The Insurance Industry or Real People? (6/29/15)

83. Medicare at 50: Strengths to Build On (6/22/2015)

82. Privatized Medicaid Managed Care: Yet Another Health Policy Disaster (6/15/2015)

81. Where is Hillary on Health Care? (6/9/2015)

80. Why the Private Insurance Industry has to go (4/9/2015)

79. Privatization of Medicare: Urgency of the Latest Threat (3/31/2015)

78. The ACA at Age Five: What lessons can we draw? (3/24/2015)

77. The Affordable Care Act at Age Five: Quality of Care (3/17/2015)

76. Costs and Afforbability of Care (3/9/2015)

75. Obamacare at Age Five: Access to Care (2/27/2015)

74. Brill's Bitter Pill: Accurate Diagnosis, Inadequate Treatment (2/6/2015)

73. Martin Luther King, Jr. - Health Care as a Moral Crisis (1/30/2015)

2014

72. Health Care and Public Schools: Some Disturbing Parallels (11/26/14)

71. The Draft: Missing in the Inadequate Debate Over the Ongoing Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan (10/24/14)

70. Cancer Care in the U.S.: The Achilles Heel of a Profit-Driven System (Health Care Disconnects) (6/10/14)

69. The VA Scandal: What Lessons Can We Draw? (Health Care Disconnects) (6/3/14)

68. Health Reform and the Futures of Primary Care and Psychiatry (Health Care Disconnects) (4/28/14)

67. Catholic Health Systems: A Growing Threat to Access to Reproductive Services (Health Care Disconnects) (3/10/14)

66. Continuity of Health Care: Going, Going . . . Almost Gone (Health Care Disconnects) (2/3/14)

65. The ACA: Not a Government Takeover But a Privatized Bonanza (Health Care Disconnects) (1/13/14)

2013

64. Ready or Not, Big Change is Coming: The Impending Death of Private Health Insurance (6/12/2013)

63. What Is Conservatism in Health Care? (Health Care Disconnects)

62. Premiums Aren’t Everything: Sticker Shock (Health Care Disconnects)

61. High-Risk Pools: Another Failed Policy in the Republican Quiver (Health Care Disconnects) (9/24/13)

60. The Republican Non-Plan for Health Care: Cynicism and Betrayal of the Public Interest (Health Care Disconnects) (9/23/13)

59. Cost Sharing and its Result—Unaffordability of Health Care (Health Care Disconnects) (8/29/13)

58. Can Health Care Be a Multi-Partisan Issue? (Health Care Disconnects - 8/19/13)

57. Universal Access, Cost Containment, and More: The Answer to Health Care Reform in Plain Sight (Health Care Disconnects - 8/1/13)

56. Employer Sponsored Health Insurance: Not a Rock to Build On (Health Care Disconnects - 8/1/13)

55. Medicaid Expansion and the Affordable Care Act (Health Care Disconnects) (7/14/13)

54. Introduction to Health Care Disconnects: A Reform Perspective (7/26/13)

2012

53. Personhood: Casualty of Modern Medicine (12/6/2012)

2011

52. Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance: Time to Pronounce it Dead? (12/14/2011)

51. Live or Die: Do We Care Anymore 10/12/2011)

50. Health Care: a Casualty of Class Warfare (10/10/2011)

49. ‘Moral Hazard’ In Health Care: Duplicity On Steroids (9/22/2011)

48. Upside Down Health Care: Why it matters (8/28/2011)

47. Myths and Misperceptions About Primary Care (8/22/2011)

46. Rebuilding Primary Care: A Multifaceted Challenge (Primary Care Progress) (8/20/2011)

45. The Decline Of Primary Care: The Silent Crisis Undermining U.S. Health Care (8/11/2011)

2010

44. Waiving Away Affordability of Health Care (12/9/2010)

43. Lessons From the Inevitable Failure of Health Care Reform (8/9/2010)

42. Will Health Care Reform 2010 Improve Access And Quality of Cancer Care? (8/8/2010)

41. Impact of Disparities on Access and Quality of Cancer Care (8/8/2010)

40. Hijacked – Stolen health care reform V: Overall assessment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA) (7/27/2010)

39. Hijacked – Stolen health care reform IV: Will the quality of care improve? (7/27/2010)

38. HijackedStolen Health Reform III: How much will access to care be expanded? (7/23/2010)

37. Hijacked—Stolen Health Care Reform II: - Why will health care become much less affordable? (7/13/2010)

36. Hijacked—Stolen Health Care Reform I: Why Health Care Costs Will Not Be Contained (7/9/2010)

2009

35. No Health Care Bill is Better Than a Bad Bill (11/5/2009)

34. Health Care Reform: Time For An End Run (9/18/2009)

33. A Death Every 12 Minutes: The Price of Not Having Medicare For All (9/14/2009)

32. Republicans Defending Medicare: Duplicity Beyond Belief. (9/4/2009)

31. The Corporate "Alliance" For Health Care Reform: VI – Serving Themselves or the Public? (9/1/2009)

30. The Corporate “Alliance” For Health Care Reform: V – Organized Medicine (9/1/2009)

29. The Corporate “Alliance” For Health Care Reform: IV –Business (9/1/2009)

28. The Corporate Alliance for Health Care Reform III. The Hospital Industry (8/24/2009)

27. The Corporate “Alliance” For Health Care Reform - II. The Drug Industry (8/24/2009

26. The Corporate “Alliance” For Health Care Reform I: Pledges, Agendas, Tactics And Likely Rewards The Insurance Industry (8/24/2009)

25. Fiscal Conservatism and Health Care Reform: A Bipartisan No-Brainer (9/16/2009)

24. Health Care "Reform" 2009 The Fallacy of Affordability and Cost Containment (8/16/2009)

23. Exchanges, Co-Ops and Cop-Outs on Health Care Reform (8/2009)

22. "Facts" About American Health Care Revisited (8/5/2009)

21. Subsidizing Our Way To Affordable Health Insurance: A Futile And Unaffordable Quest (5/27/2009)

20. The Public Option: Dead by Pen Strokes In Congressional Committees (7/27/2009)

19. Employer Mandates: Why Perpetuate a Broken System? (7/21/2009)

18. Individual Mandates: Expensive Policy Failure And Bonanza For Insurers And Market Stakeholders (7/2009)

17. Health Care Reform 2009: A Train Wreck in Slow Motion (7/21/2009)

16. Corpocracy vs. Democracy in Health Care Reform (7/18/2009)

15. Medicare Points the Way to Genuine Health Care Reform (Star Ledger of New Jersey); with Deborah Burger (7/30/2009)

14. Societal Blind Spots As Barriers To Health Care Reform (7/15/2009)

13. The Sham and Shame of the Health Reform "Debate": The Charade Goes On (6/11/2009

2008

12. In Global Recession, Health Care Reform Which Saves Money Is An Economic Imperative (10/17/2008)

11. Market-Driven Inflation of Health Care Costs and Spreading Hardships (9/2008)

10. Market Mythology in Health Care: Why Markets Can Never Control Health Care Costs (9/2008)

9. Posturing Coalitions: The Latest Attempt To Block Health Care Reform (9/8/2008)

8. Wake Up and Smell the Health Insurance: The Key to Turning Around Starbucks (8/6/2008)

7. The Overturned Medicare Veto: A Good First Step Toward Resolving The Problems Of Privatization (8/2008)

6. Choice In Private Health Plans: Is It Real? (9/2008)

5. Exploiting The Market Under The Guise Of Innovation (9/2008)

4. “Saving” Medicare By Killing It :  Another Victory For Republicans, Industry And Their Lobbyists (8/2008)

3. “Expanding Access to Care”: Health Insurers Magic at Work (7/2008)

2. Private Insurers’ Goals: Good Targets or Cynical PR? (7/2008)

1. Ready or Not, Big Change is Coming: The Impending Death of Private Health Insurance (6/12/2008)