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Friday Morning News Roundup

Friday Morning News Roundup There are many lessons to be learned and studied from the disaster that is characterized generally as Hurricane Sandy. One of these lessons that I’ve been studying has to do with the two hospitals which were evacuated. One of the best articles that I’ve read so far was published in the New England Journal of Medicine. This is clearly worth a read. For weeks, I’ve said that there really is no fiscal cliff. The heightened rhetoric that we’ve seen in the media by pundits and politicians can only be categorized as nauseating. First of all, Congress is

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Individual Mandate

I thought that this was a particularly thoughtful commentary. It was published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Buying Health Care, the Individual Mandate, and the Constitution Posted by NEJM • June 23rd, 2010 Sara Rosenbaum, J.D., and Jonathan Gruber, Ph.D. In Rashomon, a classic film that explores the concept of truth, director Akira Kurosawa presents a story about a single incident retold by four narrators, leaving the audience to figure out what is real. Litigation has a Rashomon-like quality to it: two sides meet in a courtroom and each presents its case, arguing not only that abstract legal principles

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Health-Care Reform and Cost Control

The following was published this week in The New England Journal of Medicine. The New England Journal of Medicine is arguably the most prestigious medical journal in the country. This article was written by the White House Office of Budget and Management director Peter Orszag and Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel (author of Healthcare, Guaranteed). From NEJM: After nearly a century of failed attempts, comprehensive health care reform was enacted on March 23, 2010, when President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In attempting to modernize and improve a large part of the health care system, it may be one of the

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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