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Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 11:45am

Elective procedure – sounds benign. Emergency room visit – definitely not. My family has experienced plenty of both. We’ve developed a kind of healthcare kit, a strategic plan that has both physical and mental components. Here’s a bit of the drill.


In the Public Eye

Wednesday, July 25, 2007 - 8:08am

It's such an annual ritual that it's almost ho-hum, except it's not. California is now 25 days into its fiscal year without a state budget. Imagine skipping your mortgage payment for 25 days -- with no seeming accountability. Imagine the electeds, waiting for proposals, conjuring up compromises while also drawing down about $113,000 in annual salary, plus $162 per-diem, tax-free pay.


Friday, July 20, 2007 - 8:26am

Understanding health care is a little like writing a book about the history of China, a tad overwhelming.


So as the news business, particularly newspapering, is either reinventing or cannibalizing itself, it's getting tough to find reporters and editors who a) are allowed to specialize and given the time to learn health care; b) aren't carrying a grudge over a crowded waiting room or a high co-pay and therefore slanting their coverage; or c) aren't overlooking the good because miscues make better headlines (the old TV adage being, "if it bleeds it leads.")


Monday, July 16, 2007 - 10:34am

I believe you should be able to read and understand the charges on your hospital bill.  I believe they should be easier to comprehend than a) your cell phone bill; b) your high-speed Internet and HD bill and gizmo rental; and c) just exactly when your electric/gas meter reader will come to do his work.


Wednesday, July 11, 2007 - 8:41am

It was just another normal zig-zag day for a man described by Capitol Weekly as "one of the most influential players" in health care policy.


Monday, July 9, 2007 - 12:43pm

I read plenty about health care reform. Occasionally, a phrase will surprise. But outrage has generally worn out its, well, outrageousness. So, when I see sustained bursts of creativity, forays into risk-taking and fist-in-the-face verbal challenges to our high-fructose, low-thinking culture, I stop and re-read -- and now pass along.


I strongly suggest you visit Dr. Richard L. Reece's blog at www.medinnovationblog.blogspot.com