A Tale of Two Town Halls

August 28, 2009

Two congressional town hall meetings this week.  At one event, a question was raised.  At another, a couple of hundred miles to the south, that question was answered, but not … Continued

Farewell to a Statesman

August 26, 2009

It is difficult to imagine a United States Senate without Ted Kennedy. Americans today are saddened by the news that Senator Kennedy has passed away after his difficult struggle with … Continued

Healing or Exacerbating a Nation’s Divisions?

August 25, 2009

The month of August has shown us that America is a divided country when it comes to health reform.  There is genuine anger being demonstrated at town hall meetings at … Continued

In The Washington Post

August 21, 2009

Three particular items of interest in Yesterday’s Washington Post:   In its editorial yesterday, the Post, which has previously expressed skepticism about the proposed government health plan option, is now … Continued

Life Expectancy

August 20, 2009

For all of the criticism of healthcare in the United States, something’s obviously working right.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, life expectancy in the U.S. has … Continued

Ascension Health Interview

August 20, 2009

Long before congressional committees began debating health reform legislation, Ascension Health, a Healthcare Leadership Council member and the nation’s largest non-profit healthcare system, had developed a set of principles on … Continued

Drawing Unfortunate Lines In The Sand

August 18, 2009

For those of us who strongly want a good health reform bill to become law this year, it was dispiriting to say the least to hear a member of Congress … Continued

Some Rethinking in Canada?

August 17, 2009

While healthcare reform is dominating the political landscape here in the United States, there are some interesting developments taking place as well with our neighbors to the north. Canada’s doctors … Continued

A Centrist Democrat Fights Back

August 12, 2009

The old saying that no good deed goes unpunished has, unfortunately, been proven to be the case too often during the current health reform debate.  Conscientious lawmakers who are working … Continued

If You’re Going to Quote Polls, Do It Accurately

August 11, 2009

I wish I had the proverbial nickel for every time I see advocates of a government-run health plan option cite polls that show an overwhelming majority of Americans support the … Continued