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Gulf Oil Spill: Green Energy Is Healthy Energy

Gulf Oil Spill: Green Energy Is Healthy Energy

Commented Jul 9, 2010 at 19:20:17 in Healthy Living

“Interesting: BP stops using its British accented CEO and goes with another exec with a more down home accent and the front man. Was that good PR or a hail mary?”
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Obama's Nobel Peace Prize Supports Human Health

Commented Oct 31, 2009 at 06:50:42 in Healthy Living

“No question that eliminating the threat of nuclear weapons remains the holy grail of world peace. If President Obama has reignited the dialogue in this regard, the payoff will be tremendous in the long run.”
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White Supremacists Need Health Care, Too

Commented Sep 21, 2009 at 06:30:16 in Healthy Living

“Your post reminds me, once again, how prevalent racism is in our country. Even among the most disenfranchised, medically under served patients in my own clinic, I hear the word "moreno" used disparagingly amongst patients. We have a long way to go...”
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It's The Health Insurance Lobby, Stupid!

Commented Aug 28, 2009 at 09:44:40 in Healthy Living

“One argument for the public option would be that it could help improve quality of care. Presumably, a public option will include members who now reside in the health care safety net. Without a public option we may lose the ability to track and intervene to resolve health disparities among our most challenging and disenfranchised populations. Something to think about, but I'm ready for someone to poke holes all over this notion.”

HospDoc on Aug 28, 2009 at 12:14:25

“I completely agree, well-said.

The argument against this, which is specious in my view, is that having the government decide will lead to rationing. Leaving out the fact that we already ration, the problem with letting doctors decide is that you get the current system. A quality-based healthcare system would be an incredible improvement.”