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Deceptions and Lies

I hope that everyone had a happy and safe holiday. Nikki and the Civil WarNikki Haley is surging the GOP polls. Well, that’s not quite right. She is doing better than anyone else who is not named Trump. She has been getting more extensive crowds and has performed relatively well in those scripted performances called debates. More than a decade ago, when Haley was running for governor of South Carolina, she was asked about the Civil War. She said that the Civil War was about “traditions versus change.” Yes, she said that. Now, if a 14-year-old taking US History wrote that

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Healthcare Week: End-of-life care? (Update)

Sometimes, when I see what the mainstream media is talking about, I get physically nauseated. Probably 80% of the time, we are focused on nothing. Whether it is Britney Spears or Reverend Wright or, currently, a pay freeze for all federal employees, we continue to miss the big picture. Freezing pay for federal employees will not solve the deficit. It won’t even come close. It is an excellent example of a stupid policy. Back to healthcare. About 18 months ago, I sat down to write a book on healthcare. I thought I knew a little bit about healthcare. I’ve been a

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Healthcare Week: Describing the Problem

Healthcare is a huge topic. I’m going to try to define the problem and lay out thoughtful solutions over the next several days. We can all look at the report that came out several months ago and see a large part of the problem. 50.7 million people who live in the United States do not have health insurance. This is up to 16.7% of the total population in the United States. The number of Americans with private health insurance has dropped to 194 million people. (There are over 310 million people in the United States.) So, the question is, how do

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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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