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Topic For Thanksgiving: “Principles – discuss!”

Mike Magee This Thanksgiving, more than most, our country finds itself reaching for guidance and direction. I offer my own thoughts, and those of my muses for consideration. “Principles” – discuss. _______________________________________________________ The principles most people aspire to live by come quite naturally to mind because they simply feel right, or sound right to the […]

What Friedman and Sandel and Desmond (and Maine) Know About Our Nation’s Health.

Niger and Waco Mike Magee We wake this morning to news that Maine voters have overrode their own governor and expanded ACA Medicaid, and Virginia voters have rejected a Trumpian appeal. As we begin to turn the corner, we need to be certain we don’t simply return to neutral but instead understand and execute progress. […]

The Catholic Playbook on Contraception, Circa 1950…and The Doctor’s Role In It.

A Little Sister & Friend Mike Magee Who knew – The Little Sisters of the Poor’s new best friend would be Donald Trump? Catholic institutions were first in line to challenge the ACA, followed by a motley crew of Obama haters who persisted for two terms before being exposed as having no legitimate health policy […]

Do You Know Who Your Insurance Commissioner Is?

Who’s My Insurance Commissioner – and was she/he elected or appointed? Find Out HERE.

The Changing U.S. Workforce

With U.S. health care now consuming nearly 20% of a GDP, and somewhere between $4 and $5 trillion annually, its not surprising that jobs in the health field are exploding as well. But for every one US physician, 16 others are employed in non-clinical health care jobs. But American jobs aren’t what they were three […]

Compounding Our Weaknesses – Gray Market Drug Collusion.

Mike Magee In the realm of pharmaceutical disaster deja vu, Tennessee deserves special recognition. In early September, 1937, the S.E. Massengill Company of Bristol, Tennessee, distributed tainted elixir of sulfanilamide nationwide. Before the disaster ended, 104 patients, most of them children, had died. Nearly 80 years latter to the date, Dr. April Petit put in […]

Labor Day Recovery and Resilience: Insights From Patrick Kennedy

Mike Magee Today, Labor Day, I was greeted by a comment to “moderate” on a piece I wrote 2 years ago. The comment read: “Hello Mike – This post is so touching. Thanks for sharing.” It’s the nature of writing a weekly column for the past 10+ years that it’s often difficult to recall the […]

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