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Dialogue on Healthcare: Your Comments, My Responses and Apologies

Deane Waldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deane Waldman

Other countries are struggling with health care system problems as big as ours. I do not suggest that health care is insoluble.

Government Cuts Expenditures -- Only We Can Cut Costs

Deane Waldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deane Waldman

Without a totally new health care system, cutting health care costs means reducing usage -- rationing. You have to decide just one thing: who will be the rationer?

I Oppose Obama's Healthcare Reform (and You Should Too) Because It Does Not Reform Healthcare

Deane Waldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deane Waldman

ObamaCare is a boondoggle, plain and simple. It is a political approach coupled with a self-proclaimed solution for a medical problem. It is snake oil, not an evidence-based treatment.

"Anything" Is Not Necessarily Better Than the Health Care We Have Now

Deane Waldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deane Waldman

Health care is considered so sick in the USA that many believe anything is better than what we have now, so let's pass ObamaCare. At least, it is a st...

ObamaCare: Robbing Peter to Pay...No One

Deane Waldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deane Waldman

Recall the commercial: "More taste! Less Filling!" ObamaCare is "More Insurance! Less Care!"

Stop Pay-For-Performance! Start Pay-For-Outcome.

Deane Waldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deane Waldman

The Obama Administration is considering implementing the pay-for-performance approach initiated by the British National Health Service (NHS). But that system has flaws.

President Has Gone Over To The Dark Side

Deane Waldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deane Waldman

Obama has succumbed. The lure of the Dark Side was too powerful. Though he acknowledges that "our healthcare system is broken," he points the finger of shame at people: the doctors.