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Dead Body Found in Woods

I am cleaning my office.  Stacks of paper, piles of books, new book shelves – there is not enough room.  So I am compelled to throw something away.  This ritual is not done arbitrarily – I have to look at everything and rethink the value.  I came across an old news clipping.  It has no […]

4May2010 | | Comments Off on Dead Body Found in Woods | Continued
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Medicine and Money: Traveling for Health Care

When the debate over providing health care for all citizens arises people often look to other countries, less wealthy, that manage to take care of their citizens. Sometimes the point to Canada or England; and the favorite of the opposition to taking care of children is France. The French are a convenient target for all things not good for America.

19Dec2008 | | Comments Off on Medicine and Money: Traveling for Health Care | Continued
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Health Insurance Corruption: Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics

The devil is in the details! The Fireside Post reports and comments on a broad range of material, including debt, spending, health care, and social justice – usually at a global or macro, level. But the devil really is in the details. Allow me to attempt to crystallize some details into something manageable for most […]

12Dec2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Health Care Costs – you get what you pay for

Son, I was just watching the History Channel. The program was on ‘dangerous cargoes.’ One of the cargoes they showcased was ‘radioactive pharmaceuticals.’ Well, I guess that would qualify as dangerous. But the costs and benefits caught my attention. These radioactive pharmaceuticals are central to the ability to diagnose and treat a variety of cancers. […]

22Oct2007 | | Comments Off on Health Care Costs – you get what you pay for | Continued
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Visiting the doctor

Son, Do you remember Dr. Peterson? He was our family physician for about twenty years. Years ago I was standing at the top of a ladder, trimming a tree with a hand ax, when the ax slipped and I cut my knee. I went to see Dr. Pete. He walked into the exam room and […]

16Oct2007 | | Comments Off on Visiting the doctor | Continued
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Health Insurance – Subtleties of ‘cherry-picking’

Son, We talked earlier of how the Health Insurance Companies determine cost and how they use that information to put pressure on medical professionals. If we take the analysis a step further we can see other means of insurance company cost savings, and health care mismanagement. Remember, health insurance companies are not benevolent organizations interested […]

1Oct2007 | | 4 comments | Continued
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Michael Moore – Sicko on Oprah

Son, Love him or hate him, Michael Moore has struck a nerve in America. He is on Oprah as I write. I am trying to capture the essence of what they are saying. Oprah has people in the audience from previous health care encounters with Presidential Candidates. There are some disturbing and very emotional stories […]

27Sep2007 | | 2 comments | Continued