The Elephant in the (Hospital) Room: Part One

As we wrangle over how to pay for health care, we have an elephant in the (hospital) room. A YUGE elephant: America’s Health Insurance Companies. Actually, the elephant lumbers, at will, through the entire system … or non-sytem really. You and I may get care by different means. When the auto industry (that actually made something) needed propping up, it … Read More

Too Much Sugar for a Dime

There’s an old country saying that something too good to be true is “too much sugar for a dime.” Get suspicious, because when someone is “helping” you too much, or “giving” you too much, you are likely to get fleeced in the process. My first job in health care was in Boston and I was a low-level administrative type. I … Read More