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Roundup: National Day of Action for Women's Healthcare Reform, Anti-Abortion Dems Stall Reform? by Amie Newman Posted Wed 04 Nov 2009 10:00pm I Am Not A Pre-Existing Condition Today a broad coalition of progressive organizations are unifying to address the inequities in health insurance, through health care reform. The Women's Day of Action includes a 12 hour vigil on Dupont Circle in Washington DC where women will read their personal health care stories. But there are rallies, even ... Read on »
WHY CARE ABOUT HEALTH CARE REFORM?? by bibmomma Posted Thu 17 Dec 2009 3:00am I am sitting here this morning and I’m furious…more than furious….LIVID.  Usually I refrain from sharing ANY of my political thoughts since the focus of this blog is Parkinson’s Disease and the steps I am taking to live – despite this enemy.  But today I am fed up.  I’m fed up with folks who are so short-sighted that they think only of themse ... Read on »
The state of the US Healthcare system by Kelly Moltzen Posted Tue 23 Jun 2009 6:55pm Today I went to a town hall meeting at the Benjamin Franklin Reform Democratic Club with Northwest Bronx for Change, where there was a forum on health care reform. The key speaker was none other than Tim Foley, the healthcare blogger for change.org. His speech was practically clearer than my entire Health and Medical Care class last semester. H ... Read on »
Testing Pilots, Demonstrations, Models of Care in Health Care Reform: Say What About the Proposed Center for Medicare and Medica by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted Mon 08 Mar 2010 3:14pm The Disease Management Care Blog still believes the terms "Medicare" and "innovation" are oxymoronic, despite Rob Mechanic and Stuart Altman 's New England Journal of Medicine article on the potential for new era of enlightened government health care. In a well-written if rather fawning Perspective piece, they argue that an efficient, responsiv ... Read on »
HealthCare Reform Revolves around Participation, Perception and Education For Success by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 07 Sep 2009 10:20pm About 2 years ago I told many that Healthcare in the US was going to reach a point of revolt and riots, and sad to say it appears we are knocking on that door today.  We are seeing more efforts with organizing labor groups as people are in fear and want representation of some sort.  Things we used to count on being a constant are no longer that, ... Read on »
Bill Maher Talks to Wendell Potter About HealthCare Reform this Week by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 20 Sep 2009 10:20pm This is an interesting combination and Bill Maher asks some pretty interesting questions:  “What made you flip?”  Mr. Potter speaks about Remote area Medical, which I featured quite a few posts about their noble efforts here in Los Angeles not too long ago.  You can also check out the widget on this site for any updates related to the stay in Los ... Read on »
Republicans Abandoning Health Care Talks? – Grassley Raising Money for Re-election By Opposing Obama HealthCare Reform by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 01 Sep 2009 4:01pm The opposition is ready and has a commercial to debut on television, video below.  Back in January though, I watched the film put out by the Senate Finance committee and didn’t see anyone in the room who knew much about electronic records and none seemed to know what a PHR was, so how involved in their own healthcare are our Congressmen and Cong ... Read on »
Empathy, Taxes, Personal Responsibility, and Healthcare Reform – A Timely Debate by Steve Beller Doctor of Philosophy Posted Mon 27 Jul 2009 11:39pm My previous post examined the how empathy (i.e., the ability to put oneself in the shoes of another), which is often lacking from the healthcare reform debate, ought to be an essential ingredient in the decisions our country makes. My discussion about the need for greater empathy triggered a contentious debate on another blog. Following is the de ... Read on »
Dr. Oz Speaks Out on Health Insurance and HealthCare Reform and the Free Clinic In Houston by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 28 Sep 2009 10:21pm Just this weekend Dr. Oz held the free healthcare one day clinic in Houston.  Staggering numbers when he states that 1/3 of the people in Houston do not not have insurance.   Obesity is discussed and how education works, making things easy to adopt is a focus with Dr. Oz.  Dr. Oz didn’t even realize the numbers of uninsured we so high in Hous ... Read on »
Biosimilar Drugs – Approval and Process Appears Cloudy On the Biologic License Applications With HealthCare Reform Law and by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 20 May 2010 6:07pm With healthcare reform the purpose of the new pathway was to get drugs out to consumers faster, but in reading here it appears that some biotech companies are going to continue on with the same methods they have been using for the standard BLA application.  Timing and patent expiration enter into the picture for sure here. I’m sure we ha ... Read on »