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Like Governor, Like Health Care Plan

What is big and flashy, capable of generating plenty of press, and claims to be the solution to all (or at least a sizeable chunk) of California’s problems? (a) Arnold Schwarzenegger (b) his new health care proposal (c) all of the above You can decide for yourself, but from my perspective, the bold new semi-universal…

The UK’s National Health Service (NHS) is a matter of British pride, despite some minor shortcomings. Strong on preventative and routine medical care, the NHS has on the other hand been criticized for its long waiting lists required for more involved procedures. The BBC reports today, though, that the NHS is making progress in this…

When you live in the wealthiest nation in the world but can still claim over 40 million people without health insurance–despite spending more than twice as much per capita on health care as any other nation–you might have a problem. Nowhere is this more apparent than in my home state, Texas, which leads the nation…

No More Aspirin, Please

From the archives: (18 April 2006) If Massachusetts were a physician, I’d have mixed feelings about visiting him or her. Sure, Dr. Massachusetts would be incredibly persistent and would do its best to make sure I left its office feeling better than when I arrived, but on the other hand if I had any sort…

Universal Health Care, Duh!

From the archives: (21 January 2006) I had a great trip to the doctor the other day. I showed up for my appointment (one I had made only one day before), waited a few minutes, saw the doctor, and then I left. There was no paperwork, no long wait, no money exchanged, and no stress.…