New Barriers to Care Depression is a scourge, widely considered the second greatest cause of health disability worldwide. It has always been tough to treat. New studies show it having a worse course the older we get. Yet new governmental regulations are making the possibility of adequately treating depression in older folk so onerous less […]
Give Sleep a Chance
The Perils of Political Naps Do we really know how to sleep? The perils of political napping demonstrate that sleepy ideas about sleeping remain steadfastly secure. Recently Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York excoriated one organ of the press, in this case the New York Post, for reporting that he naps during the day. […]
Steal from the Poor, Give to the Rich, Harm Them Both
President Trump is correct – “everybody has better health care than the US” (at least in developed countries.) So why does he support the House’s new version of the American Health Care Act, that could kill many thousands of Americans while simultaneously worsening health care for all, including the rich? Statements by people behind the […]
The End of Medicare?
Take a look in the rear view mirror, and the scene in the front of you is gone. That’s what’s happening to Medicare, but is nothing compared to what is planned. Thanks to the confluence of politics and money the closest thing in the nation to universal medical care is in the process of converting […]
Does Health Insurance Insure You?
Why is using American health insurance such a farce? We can begin with the preposterous process of personally procuring it. As the end of 2015 appeared, I received missives in the mail from Assurant Health, my health insurer, that I would be delisted at the end of the year. I had used them for only over […]