Author Archives: D. Posnett MD

About D. Posnett MD

Emeritus Prof. of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College

Local Economy Dependent on Immigrants

Recent reports describe  increased round up of latinos. Along with suspected “bad guys” ICE is sweeping up many more innocent undocumented workers.  This was highlighted by the latest Trump visit to Long Island and Lee Zeldin’s cheer leading.  Read more … Continue reading

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William Floyd’s Top Two Students

Found this great story from 5/17/2018, by RANDALL WASZYNSKI, in the Long Island Advance – thanks for tip, Marc Rauch. A Latina and a Pakistani get the honors at Lee Zeldin’s old high school.  I am still waiting to see … Continue reading

Posted in Education, immigration/deportation, long island, Trump, Uncategorized, Women, Zeldin | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Issues that Matter in NY CD-1

From: Steven Lupo  as posted on FaceBook: I was knocking on doors for Kate Maguire Browning today. At one of the first homes I went to, a young woman answered the door. She looked exhausted. I apologized for disturbing her … Continue reading

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US Healthcare: no Bang for the Buck

Health care in the US is more expensive, by far, than anywhere else on this planet.  It represents greater than 17.9% of the US GDP.   Health spending is projected to grow 1.0 percentage point faster than Gross Domestic Product … Continue reading

Posted in ACA, American Health Care Act, Health Care, Medicaid, medicare, Pay Equality, Poverty, Tax Reform, Trump, Uncategorized, Zeldin | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Zeldin Votes to Hurt Hungry Constituents

The “Farm Bill” is generally known as the biggest safety net for millions of farmers across the country. But it also includes the Supplemental Nutrition Program — known as SNAP or “food stamps”. Last year, 40 million people used the … Continue reading

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Promises Broken

  Trump campaign promises (which some liberals supported) remain largely ignored. He ran as an economic populist and bucked the GOP’s economic brand, contributing to his appeal. But he has violated every one of his promises. Donald Trump promised to … Continue reading

Posted in ACA, democrats, GOP, Health Care, Labor, Politics, Seniors, swamp, Tax Reform, Trump, Uncategorized, Zeldin | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Bolton War(s)?

It is unambiguous!  Any war ensuing due to the Bolton appointment can now be squarely  blamed on Zeldin and his fellow Republicans  who have endorsed Bolton for National Security Adviser. The reations from different law makers were recently reported in … Continue reading

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