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Ryan Care: We Need Reform, Not Relabeling
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Ryan Care: We Need Reform, Not Relabeling

“Drain The Swamp” is the metaphorical description of President Andrew Jackson’s 1828 campaign to rid Washington of cronyism and corruption. This metaphor has new meaning in 2017, intensified by the saga of House Speaker Paul Ryan’s failed American Health Care Act (AHCA). ObamaCare, ironically called Patient Protection and Affordable Care […]

Trump Needs to Drain the “Healthcare” Swamp
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Trump Needs to Drain the “Healthcare” Swamp

In his Feb 28 address to the Joint Session of Congress, President Trump called the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or “ObamaCare”) an “imploding disaster.” His references to soaring premiums, contracting choices, and market collapse are all spot on. And of course everybody wants “reforms that expand choice, increase access, lower […]

Travel Ban Is Revealing—but Does Not Threaten American Medicine
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Travel Ban Is Revealing—but Does Not Threaten American Medicine

A 90-day ban on travel from seven countries has sparked tremendous outpourings of “worry” or outright opposition by some 33 medical organizations. “The community is reeling over the order, fearing that it will have devastating repercussions for research and advances in science and medicine,” states an article in Modern Healthcare. […]