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Reaching for Health Equity.

Mike Magee This past week, New York Times columnist, Thomas Friedman, laid out his concerns for our nation in the starkest terms. He defined the current Trumpian Republican leadership as “an overthrow of all the norms, values, rules, and institutions we cherish”, and asked Democrats who have been sparring with each other to “please, spare […]

“Top 100” Vine Voice Review: CODE BLUE “a landmark book…required reading for all Americans – excellent!”

Vine Voice Reviewers are among the most respected in the book industry. To gain entrance as a “Top 100” reviewer takes it up another notch. Chicago’s Becky Brooks has earned this elite status. Here’s what she says about CODE BLUE: Inside the Medical-Industrial Complex. “First of all – this is a landmark book and should […]

Medicare-For-All (Who Want It) is a Carrot that needs a Stick.

Mike Magee On June 27, 2019, Pete Buttigieg was asked whether he supported Medicare-For-All. He responded, “I support Medicare for all who want it.” In doing so, he side-stepped America’s Achilles heel, the controversial debate over shifts of power from states to the federal government.  He was suggesting that times have changed and that he […]

Why CODE BLUE is in Staffers Bags in June, 2019.

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Memorializing Three Soldiers

Mike Magee CODE BLUE (with publication 1 week from today) began four decades ago in the noontime conference room of Colin (Tim) Thomas, M.D., chairman of surgery at the University of North Carolina, where I completed my surgical training in 1978. Tim’s pre-op conferences exposed us to his broad knowledge and understanding of medical history […]

The WHO’s “Triple Billion” Project

Mike Magee The WHO just released in most recent 5 year strategic plan. The plan in anchored in three “billion” labeled goals: Increase the number of glabal citizens with universal health coverage. Protecting 1 billion more citizens during health emergencies. Ensuring health and well-being for 1 billion more citizens. To reach these onjectives, the WHO […]

“Going Up In Air” – Tobacco Strikes (again)

Mike Magee In chapter 8 (“Masters of Manipulation”) of my soon to be released (Grove Atlantic/June 4, 2019) book, CODE BLUE: Inside the Medical Industrial Complex, I trace the history of Big Tobacco’s complicit relationship with health care, and how unscrupulous marketers from opioid king Arthur Sackler, to stress racketeer Hans Selye, to ADHD opportunist […]

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