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This may ruffle a few feathers, but I’ve decided to cross-post this one. –PalMD As a physician, I have a lot of politically conservative colleagues. Much of this stems from our experience with the government. The influence of Medicare helps set prices, which we are not at liberty to change, and affects how we practice.…

As you know, I wrote an essay on this blog about the lack of health insurance for 47 million Americans, most of whom work full-time. You might also remember that I have been writing about WNYC’s wonderful series, “30 Issues in 30 Days” — a series of informational programs where they invite either special guests…

tags: socialized medicine, uninsured Americans, health care policy, election2008, politics I have a confession to make: I am an American who has no health insurance, and I have been so ever since my postdoctoral funding ended four years ago. But I am not alone: according to the most recently available statistics, somewhere between 45-47 million…

How Palin’s Policies Will Promote Terrorism

Strictly speaking, McCain’s and Palin’s policies, but Palin’s got the alliteration thing going there. Plus, let’s face it, she’s just more interesting. In an earlier post, I wrote about how Palin presents an un-scary, Nice Feminist face to the average voter, which facilitates the sense that one is being all progressive and modern and supportive…

There will be a McCain vs. Obama campaign debate on healthcare today at 5pmEST that can be viewed live at Scientists and Engineers for America. It will feature campaign surrogates who are expert on healthcare issues, and is sure to answer many of the pressing questions. I will blog on it afterward. George Washington University…

I am flabbergasted by the chilling reports that as mayor of Wasilla Sarah Palin was involved in the decision to force victims of rape to pay for their own exams and rape kits. If this story is true, then every newspaper and “news” program should be talking about it. What can you say to that?…

The McCain and Obama Campaigns will be squaring off on healthcare this Thursday live on the web. The event is completely booked, but Scientists and Engineers for America will have it live HERE. This is going to be a very telling debate on where the campaigns stand on healthcare. Don’t miss it. Here are the…

Back when I lived in Canada, health insurance was never a worry. Sure you might have to wait a bit before you got it, but you could always count on being seen by a doctor when ever something is wrong. If you wanted you could have purchased additional health insurance that pays for upgrades, but…

Both candidates have proposals for reforming America’s health care system. You can read them yourself (Obama’s here, McCain’s here, and a detailed comparison here). As statements of policy, these plans focus on the big picture of American health care: how to cover the uninsured, how to pay for insurance, how to contain costs. There is…