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Exploring Human Potential

Mike Magee December 14, 2012 seems a long time ago – 7 years and 17 days. That is when 20 young souls, age 6 and 7, were shot down in Newton, CT, a few miles from our home. Two days after the tragedy, I wrote: “Did we as a nation do all that was possible to […]

A Cure For Our Cultural Ills? We Start Anew. Health Care For All.

Mike Magee At a Code Blue presentation last week, questions centered on next steps in health reform – all the way vs. incremental, and not whether, but when and how fast. Health care reform in America has become a cultural issue. Health care as fundamental to building a nation and its culture from scrap was […]

Kamala Gone, But “Medicare-for-All” Not Forgotten.

MIKE MAGEE MD As the number of Democratic contenders for the Presidency begins to dwindle, the “Medicare-for-all” debate continues to simmer. It was only ten months ago that former candidate Kamala Harris’s vocal support drew fire from not one, but two billionaire political rivals. Michael Bloomberg, looking for support in New Hampshire declared, “I think we could never […]

Good News on Childhood Obesity – and “Good Government.”

Mike Magee As the debate over health reform wages on, it is increasingly apparent that the real underlying issue we are grappling with is the role of “good government.” Without it, as one philosopher suggested nearly four centuries ago, life is “solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.” Canada had relatively smooth sailing from the time […]

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