Thursday, December 31, 2009
Posted by John S. Wilson at 3:11 PM
Health Care Reform - From a Doctor's Perspective
By Phillip B Duncan, MD, FACC
I am a cardiologist practicing in the Richmond/Petersburg area. I established my cardiology practice in Richmond, VA in April 1984. My goal since the inception of my practice was to leverage technology with sound practice to produce the best outcomes for my diverse patient population.
As a minority physician and small business owner, I feel that I can offer some useful insights on the need for comprehensive healthcare reform.
Posted by John S. Wilson at 12:41 AM
Labels: Public Health
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Posted by John S. Wilson at 5:07 PM
Labels: Medical Innovation
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Posted by John S. Wilson at 7:56 PM
The NY Times went local and looked at health care cost control here in Richmond.
Ten things to watch as House and Senate merge reform bills.
Facebook friending Congress.
Fixing poor education by fixing the circumstances children are enduring in order to learn.
GOP focusing on repealing health reform in 2010....that has yet to be signed into law.
Labels: Articles of the Day
Monday, December 28, 2009
Posted by John S. Wilson at 2:02 AM
Friday, December 25, 2009
Posted by John S. Wilson at 12:37 AM
On December 22 he penned an article entitled "The Copenhagen That Matters". It dealt with the "political courage" that the political leadership in Denmark has exhibited on green taxes, climate change, and looking toward the future on the environment. Friedman writes:
"How long are we Americans going to go on thinking that we can thrive in the 21st century when doing the optimal things — whether for energy, health care, education or the deficit — are “off the table.” They’ve been banished by an ad hoc coalition of lobbyists loaded with money, loud-mouth talk-show hosts who will flame anyone who crosses them, political consultants who warn that asking Americans to do anything important but hard makes one unelectable and a citizenry that doesn’t even ask for optimal anymore because it believes that optimal is impossible."
Labels: I'm Just Saying
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Posted by John S. Wilson at 11:20 PM
Parker Griffith (R-AL) used to be a democrat. And when I say used to be I mean the ink is still wet on the R that follows his surname. Griffith, a representative in the House, was elected in an open election in 2008. His reasoning for leaving the party? In a press statement released on Tuesday Griffith exclaimed:
“I have always considered myself to be an independent voice and I have tried to be that voice in Congress – but after watching this agenda firsthand I now believe that the differences in the two parties could not be more clear and that for me to be true to my core beliefs and values I must align myself with the Republican party and speak out clearly on these issues."
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Posted by John S. Wilson at 11:42 PM
Posted by John S. Wilson at 8:55 AM
In the coming weeks Policy Diary will be changing immensely. Small changes are already afoot. Instead of providing links to where publications have originally appeared, I will use Doc Stoc instead. It's cleaner and permanent (no more broken links). Now pdf versions of op-eds will appear within the blog itself - which means readers can spend more time here instead of being redirected elsewhere.
Labels: Higher Education
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Posted by John S. Wilson at 12:43 PM
By John S. Wilson
What Flier Got Wrong -
Recently Dr. Jeffrey Flier, Dean of Harvard Medical School, weighed in on the health care reform bills circulating in Congress in an opinion piece in The Wall Street Journal. I welcomed his perspective because I had yet to hear it and firmly believe all stakeholders in the business of health care should be heard from. However, I find some aspects of his argument puzzling and others downright disingenuous.