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God Bless BioNTech and Pfizer…and Now Let’s Build a First-In-Class National Health Care System.

Mike Magee As Americans cover-up against second and third waves of Covid-19, Americans once again place their hopes and prayers on a great scientific discovery to snatch us from the flames. The latest miracle cure, the just approved Pfizer vaccine, is highly efficacious and safe, and should provide emergency relief in the days and months […]

The Constitution and Your “Right to Health Care” in America

Mike Magee I’ve been working on a Spring lecture for President’s College at the University of Hartford titled, “The Constitution and Your ‘Right to Health Care’ in America.”  My description reads, “This lecture explores the recent political history and legal controversy surrounding attempts to establish universal health coverage in America. “Is health care a right?” viewed […]

My Father Would Be 106 Tomorrow: Why I love him.

Mike Magee My father would be 106 tomorrow. Considering what we have endured as a people, as care givers, as human beings over the past four years, what I wrote about him six years ago bears repeating. ____________________________________________________________________ My father was born on December 5, 1914. Today is his 100th Birthday. And although he died […]

Thanks and Remembrance: The Polio Volunteers.

With my sister, Pat – “Polio Volunteer.” Mike Magee With vaccines and new leadership now on the horizon, it’s useful to acknowledge that this is not our first pandemic. Of course there was the 1918 flu, but before that – and for many years  after – there was polio. Two years into his first term […]

As Crisis Hits, Women in the Lead – While Compensation Lags.

Mike Magee This morning, we witnessed the unusual appearance on network television of two national leaders of the professions of Nursing and Medicine, Dr. Susan Bailey (President, AMA) and Debbie Hatmaker (Chief Nursing Officer, ANA) – both women – appearing in tandem and together, describing the nation’s condition as “very grim” and “quite stark.” As […]

Silver Bullets Do Not A Health System Make.

Mike Magee As Americans cover-up against second and third waves of Covid-19, Americans once again place their hopes and prayers on a great scientific discovery to snatch us from the flames. The latest miracle cure, a hoped for Pfizer vaccine that appears to be highly efficacious and anxiously awaits safety data, may in fact provide […]

“This Is No Ordinary Time”, says Jesuit Magazine “America.”

Mike Magee “In ordinary times, the debate about presidential candidates can be a healthy and spirited exchange about how Catholics should approach their civic duties. But this is no ordinary time.” America The Jesuit magazine, America, on September 20, 2020, broke its historic neutral tradition and supported Joe Biden for the Presidency. Their rationale was as […]

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