Dr. Jane Orient MD

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The Horror of Chemical Weapons

Syrian President Bashar al Assad is being read out of the human race, and the Trump Administration seems to have done a 180-degree turn on the necessity for “regime change” in Syria because Assad used horrible, horrible! weapons against civilians, including helpless little babies. A journalist might ordinarily assert the word “allegedly” before the charges—if […]

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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 costs, and at the same […]

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. Certainly the order is disrupting […]

What If Sick People Lose Their ObamaCare?

As Republicans contemplate repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA or “ObamaCare”)—seriously, not just as a political gesture—alarms are sounding about millions of individuals losing coverage. So soon we have forgotten about the millions who lost coverage they had had for years because ObamaCare outlawed it. ObamaCare resulted in perhaps five times as many losers as […]