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Quote of the Week, Vol. 2, Issue 15

July 16th, 2012 | No comments

“Fifty-six percent of Americans, including 51 percent of independents, say they would like to see the law’s detractors stop trying to block its implementation and instead move onto other problems, while 38 percent say opponents should try to halt the ACA.” The Kaiser Family Foundation, in a press release announcing the latest national poll on […]

Consulo Indicium, Vol. 2, Issue 15

July 16th, 2012 | No comments

Information for your Consideration … So Say the American People – In a new Kaiser Family Foundation poll, 56 percent of the American public wants the critics of the Obama healthcare reform legislation to drop their efforts to block it and move on to other important national concerns.  At the top of the list?  The […]

The Aftermath of the Supreme Court Decision

July 16th, 2012 | 1 comment

Some additional thoughts … While the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act, with Chief Justice John Roberts siding with the court’s four more liberal justices, shocked many in the Washington establishment, discerning observers thought he might go that route based on prior judgments related to the Commerce Clause (me being among that […]

The Romney Alternative, Vol. 2, Issue 15

July 16th, 2012 | No comments

With Obama’s plan vindicated by the Supremes – what is Mitt’s plan? The great Yogi Berra once noted that “It ain’t over till it’s over.”  While he may not have been talking about healthcare reform, the maxim seems to hold under the contentious fight we are experiencing over the Affordable Care Act. Though the Supreme […]

Happy Birthday, NEJM!, Vol. 2, Issue 15

July 16th, 2012 | No comments

The premier journal celebrates 200 years of making a difference … In July, the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), which started publishing in 1812, will celebrate its 200th anniversary.  Unceremoniously referred to as the “brown journal” by my generation – because of the brown wrapper it was sent in for so many years – […]

The Weekly Whisk, Vol. 2, Issue 15

July 16th, 2012 | No comments

Musings from a foodie … Since losing so much weight (over 225#), my diet has changed considerably.  I’m usually a seafood guy as you can no doubt detect from my notes on restaurants.  I favor the swimmers versus the wanderers.  But, for this July 4th celebration, I decided to see a little moo and, in […]

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly, Vol. 2, Issue 15

July 16th, 2012 | No comments

The ongoing saga … The Good – A coalition of countries including both the U.S., UK and other European nations in conjunction with some Middle East nations (e.g. Turkey and others) have created a coalition to recognize an alternative government in Syria.  It’s about time … The Bad – The rate of obesity in the […]