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The Science Community Has Had Enough of Trump and Is Finding Their Voice.

Mike Magee In its 175-year history, Scientific American has never endorsed a US presidential candidate – until now. This week they endorsed Joe Biden for president. One week earlier, H. Holden Thorp, the spicy new editor of Science, penned an editorial titled “Trump Lied About Science.” Scientists have historically looked the other way and allowed […]

Structural Racism Within The Medicaid Program – Still Present a Half-Century Later.

Mike Magee If you would like to visit the meeting place of America’s two great contemporary pandemics –COVID-19 and structural racism – you need only walk down the historic Medicaid path and enter the dangling door of its weakest health care link, the Nursing Home. The current pandemic is disproportionately killing and maiming Black Americans. […]

Trump “Compstockery” – Militarizing Our Post Office!

Mike Magee As we witnessed in last month’s Republication convention, when in doubt, go with the golden oldies. Australian songwriter Peter Allen said as much in the fourth stanza of his classic song, “Everything Old Is New Again”, which reads: “Don’t throw the past away You might need it some rainy day Dreams can come […]

Americans Need To Stay Well To Get Better.

Source: Commonwealth Fund 2020 Insurance Study Mike Magee In the face of the covid-19 rolling disaster, Americans without adequate health insurance are now closing in on 50%. Relying on employers to provide health insurance has always been a bad idea. Lose your job/lose your insurance is crazy. That’s why no other developed nations go for […]

Open Source and Worth Sharing: A Jesuit Perspective – “Contemplating U.S. Health Care After Covid-19”

“Show Me State” Abandons Trumpian Orbit and Embraces Medicaid Expansion.

Mike Magee Idaho Utah Oklahoma Nebraska Maine ….. (and now) Missouri. Since 2017, six Republican-led states have buckled under the crippling costs of health care and embraced the ACA offer to subsidize expanded Medicaid coverage for vulnerable populations in their states. The “Show Me State”  showed its defiance and hard-heartedness until their state budget bled […]

Is This Seasonal Flu or Covid-19?

Mike Magee “Is this seasonal flu or Covid-19?” That’s the question many doctors and patients hope to avoid this fall. Here are three strategies designed to avoid panic and even greater disruption of individuals lives and malfunction of our already over-stressed health care system: Strategy 1: Get Your Flu Shot Early. Approximately 200 million flu […]

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