Archives By Month: January 2019

Restoring Accountability in Medical Practice, HealthCare, Government and Society

Posted on January 3, 2019 4:25 am By Del Meyer in Restoring Accountability

The Galen Institute, Grace-Marie Turner President, founded in 1995 to promote an informed debate over free-market ideas for health reform. Grace-Marie has been instrumental in developing and promoting ideas for reform to transfer power over health care decisions to doctors and patients.  She speaks and writes extensively about incentives to promote a more competitive, […]

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Talk Radio Dialogues Connect with almost Everyone

Posted on January 3, 2019 4:19 am By Del Meyer in The Worldwide Public Forum

In Depth Discussions with public, civic, national and international leaders, cultural, educational, political and religious commentary to broaden your perspective of our country and the world in which we live. __________ Heard on Salem National Radio (The ANSWER) sites include:,,,,,,,, Michael Medved, The Greatest Country on […]

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Carlene Roberts, vice president of American Airlines in 1951

Posted on January 3, 2019 4:12 am By Del Meyer in In Memoriam

Carlene Roberts Rose Into Management When Female Executives Were Nearly Unknown JOURNALISTS IN 1950S NOTED THE AIRLINE VICE PRESIDENT AS MUCH FOR LOOKS AS SKILLS; ‘A VERY HOT-LOOKING DISH’ By James R. Hagerty | WSJ | Nov. 9, 2018 When Carlene Roberts was named a vice president of American Airlines in 1951, newspapers treated her as […]

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The January 2019 Issue

Posted on January 3, 2019 3:50 am By Del Meyer in Last Month's Postings

Featured Article: Minimum Wage Laws In the News: Are Cigarette Taxes Useful in Kicking the Habit and Improving Health? International Medicine: Saudi’s attack on America Medicare: Trump’s Misguided Solution to Drug Prices Medical Gluttony: When Health Care is Free Medical Myths: Income Inequality Overheard in the Medical Staff Lounge: Red vs Blue Voices of Medicine: […]

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January 2019

Posted on January 3, 2019 3:50 am By Del Meyer in This Month in History

Jan 11, 49 BC: Caesar crossed the Rubicon River in January. Jan 2, 1900: Queen Victoria admitted she wasn’t amused. Jan 3, 1882: Oscar Wilde to customs officials: “I have nothing to declare but my genius.” On Jan, 1920, The U. S. government declared a war on the “demon alcohol” by passing the Eighteenth Amendment. 

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If you don’t know where you’re going, you may end up somewhere else

Posted on January 3, 2019 3:41 am By Del Meyer in Words Of Wisdom

He who moves not forward goes backward. –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Only a man’s character is the real criterion of worth. –Eleanor Roosevelt If you don’t know where you are going, every road will get you nowhere. –Henry Kissinger It’s more fun to be a pirate than to join the Navy. –Steve Jobs We are […]

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AAPS Principals of Medical Policy

Posted on January 3, 2019 3:38 am By Del Meyer in Hippocrates & His Kin

Medical care is a professional service, not a right. Rights (as to life, liberty, and property) may be defended by force, if necessary. Professional services are subject to economic laws, such as supply and demand, and are not properly procured by force. Physicians are professionals. Professionals are agents of their patients or clients, not of […]

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Never Call Me a Hero

Posted on January 3, 2019 3:32 am By Del Meyer in The Bookshelf

A legendary American Dive-Bomber Pilot Remembers The Battle of Midway by N. Jack “Dusty” Kleiss with Timothy and Laura Orr Awarded the Navy Cross The Foreword is written by Jill Kleiss in the first person referring to the author as “dad.” She learned much about her father’s Navy experience at dinner time during which he […]

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Charles Krauthammer – Washington, D.C.

Posted on January 3, 2019 1:56 am By Del Meyer in Voices of Medicine

Columnist Charles Krauthammer wrote a weekly political column that ran on Fridays. He was also a Fox News commentator and appeared nightly on “Special Report with Bret Baier.” Krauthammer joined The Post as a columnist in 1984, and he received the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1987 for “his witty and insightful columns on national […]

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Democratic Socialism

Posted on January 3, 2019 1:52 am By Del Meyer in Overheard in the Medical Staff Lounge

Dr. Rosen:      We have a new government that will take effect this month. What will that mean for physicians and healthcare? Dr. Edwards:  There is a lot of smoke but I don’t see any fire that can be put out. Dr. Milton:      There will be the usual and continued push to make our profession the […]

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