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The Real Death Panels-Private Health Insurance Companies

All people need healthcare to achieve, maintain, and restore health. The public confuses health insurance with healthcare. Health insurance is not health care.Your doctor and hospital provide healthcare and insurance companies merely get in the way by denying care or dropping coverage. The problems we face with our healthcare system are the direct result of for-profit health insurers […]

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Support Long-Term Care Reform

The problems with long-term care in this country became strikingly evident to me as I witnessed both my own and my wife’s parents suffer not only from chronic illnesses and other end-of-life issues, but also from a woefully inadequate system of care. We had to deal with an ineffective, fragmented healthcare system that provided expensive, duplicate, and […]

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Reforming Health and Healthcare

There is a lot of talk about disease prevention in the discussions on healthcare reform. However, not all the necessary players are participating if we are going to achieve this. Prevention is more than annual visits to your primary care doctor annually. It is the social change that is necessary to eradicate poverty, reform education and increase literacy. It must […]

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Healthcare Reform-Why I Cannot Feel Sorry for the Insurance Companies

Now health insurance companies (and all those concerned about “socialized” medicine) are worried that they won’t be able to compete with the proposed public health insurance plan (similar to Medicare), (see, http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123958544583612437.html). Bring out the violins! Boo hoo. The crisis we have in healthcare can be blamed, almost entirely, on the insurance companies who turn in […]

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Folks, It’s Now or Never for Healthcare Reform

More and more folks are without insurance, those with insurance find when faced with a serious illness they do not have the coverage they thought they had, costs are skyrocketing, and the economy is tanking. The time is ripe for healthcare reform and according to Uwe Reinhardt, Professor of Economics and Healthcare Policy at Princeton, if we […]

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