Category Archives: Health Care

Curb Drug Costs: Makes Sense For All

By Mike Anthony, on page A10 of the Southampton Press: http://digital.olivesoftware.com/Olive/ODN/SouthamptonEast/ Makes Sense For All Dr. David Posnett’s informative letter about House of Representative bill HR3 [“Choosing Sides,” Letters, January 9], see prior post herein, details key elements of Congress’s … Continue reading

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Debunking Anti-Vaxxers

Worth watching: https://portside.org/video/2020-01-17/debunking-anti-vaxxers  

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Trump: I will “Negotiate Like Crazy”

  https://www.27east.com/east-hampton-press/choosing-sides-1666846/ Letter printed in the East Hampton and Southampton Press, Jan 6, 2020: Choosing Sides Donald Trump has repeatedly proposed to allow Medicare to “negotiate like crazy” on prescription drugs. Now, he is backtracking. Was this all showmanship? He … Continue reading

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Anti-science Movements

  In My Opinion in the Riverhead LOCAL “Anti-vaxxers embody the dangers of the growing anti-science movements” By David N. Posnett, MD Dec 31, 2019, 5:42 am The HPV (human papilloma virus) vaccine, Gardasil, is the subject of two bills … Continue reading

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Medicare-for-all-who-want-it

Adapted from John Hooker in response to Wendell Potter’s statement: “There’s now a chorus of voices, led by Senators Sanders and Warren, that are saying, ‘enough’.  An entire generation has grown up hearing the stale health insurance industry talking points … Continue reading

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A Lesson from Kentucky

Francesca Rheannon <rheannon05@gmail.com> writes: Declaring #kygov election over with a 5,000-plus margin, Gov.-elect Andy Beshear appoints transition team chair and looks forward, as Bevin questions results. Kentucky Democrats did not win the Governors race by launching esoteric attacks on Bevin … Continue reading

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Medical Debt Collectors Decide Who Gets Arrested

From ProPublica comes a shocking story. While things aren’t quite as bad where I live,  I think the story is telling about what to expect in the future unless we somehow reform our healthcare system. (D. Posnett) Welcome to Coffeyville, … Continue reading

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