British clinics aren't much like New York clinics. There's no complaining. Nobody gets flustered and calls the staffers anything ending in "head." Also, the Brits don't mind waiting on lines. It's like sex to them.
We ought to ask ourselves what society owes to the workers with whom we entrust the health and comfort of loved ones. Your grandmother's home caregiver, who may be just like family, has a family of her own to take care of when she goes home.
I learned too late (shortly after my 90-year-old mother's death) that my parents were the victims of elder exploitation. The pain of living through the wreckage this perpetrator has left in his wake is sometimes all but unbearable.
Recently, like a petulant child told no repeatedly by his parents, Obama has allowed Americans a rare glimpse behind his mask. The facade of Hope & Change has quickly turned into one of Demands & Threats.
For the Republicans to say they are reforming Medicare, not ending it, is like putting feathers on a fish and trying to say it is a duck; you aren't fooling this poor Polish lawyer into believing it is the same program.
Pets bring a special companionship and joy to the lives of their owners. But our furry, four-legged friends can offer even more boons, keeping us active and involved in the world and boosting our health.
Is Social Security a good deal for Latinos? As the workforce gets browner in the coming years, it's a reasonable thing to ask whether Social Security taxes and benefits help all workers in the same way.
What kind of person deliberately deceives and misleads hundreds of millions of people into accepting a fairy-tale for their future health coverage -- and would leave them powerless to do anything about it?