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WSJ Denialists: “Same Climate Report, Different Day.”

Mike Magee This past weeks scary Climate Report raised alarm bells with good reason around the world. What’s not surprising is that the editorial page of the Wall Street Journal has not changed its tune. Holman W. Jenkins, Jr.’s headlined, “Same Climate Report, Different Day.”  In some ways, he’s right – the finding (the News […]

Celebrate The Good!

Mike Magee A week ago, I came across this photo on Linkedin posted as part of a message from Mary Bardin, a Senior Services Manager at Sunbeam House Services, an Irish firm from Bray, County Wicklow. I shared her post, and added the words, “Celebrate the good!” In the week that followed, 49 others “liked” […]

Health Care Needs A Hero.

Mike Magee Health care needs its heroes. I came to that conclusion this week through a round about route. First I read Maureen Dowd’s interview entitled “Dara Khosrowshahi, Dad of Silicon Valley”, in which she, with some affection, gives the reader a look behind the scenes at the personal life of the current Uber CEO. […]

Confronting “Health Care Royalists.”

Mike Magee Earlier this month President Biden signed a far-reaching executive order intended to fuel social and economic reform, and in the process created a potential super-highway sized corridor for programs like universal healthcare. In the President’s view, the enemy of the common man in pursuit of a “fair deal” is not lack of competition, […]

Who Will Write Tomorrow’s American Story? A Hamiltonian Perspective on COVID 19.

Mike Magee MD “In countries where there is great private wealth much may be effected by the voluntary contributions of patriotic individuals, but in a community situated like that of the United States, the public purse must supply the deficiency of private resource. In what can it be so useful as in prompting and improving […]

July 4, 2021 – Sharing The Truth In Red, White, and Blue.

Mike Magee Four years ago, on July 4th, as we came to grip with Trumpism, I wrote a piece titled “A Nation At Risk This 4th of July.” At the time, I noted the fact that the US was the only developed nation in the world that spent more on Health Care than all other […]

Health Tech – Part II: The Risk of Under-Powering The Vision.

Mike Magee Few can disagree that, in the fog of the Covid 19 pandemic, health technology entrepreneurs have been on a tear. In the first year of Covid’s isolation induced new reality, digital health companies experienced a $21.6 billion investment boost, double that of the prior year, and four times 2016 funding. By year two, […]

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