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Medical Industrial Complex

Dare to Be 100: The Last Well Person

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 10.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

My issuance of a blinking yellow or red light is certainly not intended to promote a doctor's visit or a pill or even worse surgery. It is intended to inform. But when does health information overstep into medicalization?

Can a "Health" System Kill a Country?

Chris Norwood | Posted 07.17.2011 | New York
Chris Norwood

The nation could achieve marked degrees of improved health and jolt employment in its collapsed communities by having local community groups train local residents as health educators.

With Health Care, the Profit Motive is Infectious

Sam Leff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Leff

The fact that the medical industrial complex suppressed the cure for stomach ulcers for nearly 15 years raises crucial questions about trusting a system which demonstrably favors corporate profits over patient health.

An Ordinary Man

Norman Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Horowitz

My primary connection to health care is my being a consumer of it, and nothing more. I will apologize at least once for having the temerity to suggest...

It's the Real Prevention, Health Care Reformers

Chris Norwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Norwood

For the United States, health reform without a clear plan to mobilize community groups nationwide to put proven prevention programs right in place wh...