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Medical Negligence

One Incarcerated, Transgender Buddhist's Experience With Medical Care in Federal Prison

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 11.29.2014 | Impact
Christopher Zoukis

"Frankly, I'm terrified I won't be able to walk anymore. Prison in a wheelchair... I can't imagine it."

Dennis Quaid Calls on Californians to Support Pack Patient Safety Act

Jamie Court | Posted 03.19.2014 | Impact
Jamie Court

Now Dennis has taken a stand for California families victimized by medical negligence. He is asking California voters to sign the Troy and Alana Pack Patient Safety Act, a California ballot measure to toughen the state's patient safety laws.

David Lohr

Ex-Convict At Pennsylvania's Bedsore Prison Wins Medical Care Lawsuit

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 02.24.2012 | Crime

ALBION, Pa. -- A jury has awarded a former inmate at the Pennsylvania state prison here $312,000 for negligent care based on a broken ankle and subseq...

For Veterans Day, Let's Fix a Great Military Injustice - Repeal the Feres Doctrine

Joanne Doroshow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joanne Doroshow

The Feres doctrine prevents military personnel from suing over injuries "incident to military service." That has come to mean not just combat-related injuries but also harm caused by medical negligence in U.S. military hospitals.

Calls for "Tort Reform" Desperate Distraction From Health Care Debate

Anthony Tarricone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anthony Tarricone

There's an epidemic of medical negligence, not lawsuits. Only one in eight people injured by medical negligence ever file suit.

Personal Responsibility: In Education? Yes! In Health Care? No!

Deane Waldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deane Waldman

When President Obama gave his speech on health care, he spoke as though the phrase personal responsibility did not exist.

Healthcare is an Unprincipled Non-System.

Deane Waldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deane Waldman

Everyone knows that you cannot cure a sick anything -- patient or system - without a correct diagnosis. What is the diagnosis for sick, "broken" healthcare?

Rights With No Responsibilities?

Deane Waldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deane Waldman

Do we have the right to make ourselves unhealthy? I would answer, Yes! That is part of being free.

The Emperor Has No Clothes

Deane Waldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deane Waldman

Washington is guilty of management malpractice. Simply throwing more money into the waste of the middle will not fix health care.

What to Ask at a Town Hall on Health Care

Deane Waldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deane Waldman

What to ask our Representatives at town hall meeting, and in letters or emails.

ObamaCare Is Not "a Good Start." They Are Blowing an Opportunity to fix Health care.

Deane Waldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deane Waldman

We need an extended, all-media national dialogue, not violent, partisan town hall meetings in response to a Plan devised behind closed doors.

They Are Still Practicing Bad Medicine -- on Medicine (and Therefore on Us).

Deane Waldman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deane Waldman

Given a fundamentally flawed, unsupportable health care system, we need a new one rather than changing where some dollars flow and adding new dollars that we don't have in the first place.

In Health Care, Complexity Costs and Kills. ObamaCare Will Increase Complexity: You Do the Math

Deane Waldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deane Waldman

Complexity is considered bad in most business activities because it reduces efficiency and therefore costs money. In health care it is worse.

An Objective, Evidence-Based Opposition to ObamaCare

Deane Waldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deane Waldman

TennCare was a single payer approach that was tried in Tennessee in 1994. It nearly bankrupted the state, forced the governor to raise taxes, and ultimately required rationing care.

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 ...

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.

Do You Have a "Right" to an Oil Change?

Deane Waldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deane Waldman

Can you have a "right to health care" without any responsibility: both by paying for it and by being an active partner in it?

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.