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Another Mammogram Voice

by Admin 11.20.2009

I feel compelled to add my voice to all the others talking about mammograms. I spent years married to a radiologist who did nothing all day but diagnose DCIS and other cancers. He prided himself on his ability to diagnose ductile carcinoma in situ, and he thought he was saving lives. He didn’t know that […]

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While Lobbyists Lament Rationing, Patients Sometimes Want It

by Admin 07.07.2009

The health care industry is spending about $1.5 million a day on lobbying efforts in Congress. Most of those dollars are spent fighting against the threat of “rationing.” That doesn’t count the money that’s spent on TV ads in which disgruntled people from Canada tell why they come to the United States for surgery ( […]

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A Glossary of Health Care Reform Definitions

by Admin 06.13.2009

Single Payer – Not necessarily socialized medicine. Not even necessarily the government. Just means one set of uniform paper work to one entity with common standards. Could be very efficient.Would certainly drive costs down for providers, who wouldn’t have to employ nine clerical workers for one professional, just to bill insurance companies and collect. Could […]

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