Voices of Medicine

By Del Meyer on 06/21/2019 1:50 PM

Direct Primary Care Summit Albert L. Fisher, M.D. When I attended the Direct Primary Care Summit in Indianapolis, Indiana, a vendor told me that HMOs are dead. Patients now have high deductibles, high copays, and very costly insurance. They are having difficulty getting necessary care despite their high premiums.

By admin on 05/16/2019 9:08 PM

Viewpoint: JAMA | September 11, 2018 Victor R. Fuchs, PhD1 JAMA. 2018;320(10):971-972. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.10779 Is US medical care inefficient? Many health policy experts maintain it is, whereas others prefer a verdict available to juries in Scotland— “not proven.” The correct answer is that no industry is either efficient or inefficient in abstract terms. Efficiency describes the relation between the […]

By admin on 05/15/2019 11:36 PM

Dr Schrier Goes to Congress as Second Woman Physician Rita Rubin, MA  | JAMA | March 27, 2019 JAMA. 2019;321(15):1443-1445. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.1704 For more than 17 years, Kim Schrier, MD, held what she considered to be the perfect job: pediatrician. But after the 2016 general election, when Republicans began trying to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, […]

By admin on 03/02/2019 5:27 AM

AMA (JAMA) July 17, 2018 How HIPAA Harms Care, and How to Stop It Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP1; Martha E. Gaines, JD, LLM2 JAMA. 2018;320(3):229-230. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.8829 “Knock, knock.” “Who’s there?” “HIPAA.” “HIPAA, who?” “I’m sorry, but I cannot disclose that.” Clinicians and patients alike will laugh at this, but behind the laughter are anger and frustration. The Health […]

By admin on 02/19/2019 8:21 AM

About Charles K.  |   Jay Nordlinger | The National Review Editor’s Note: Jay Nordlinger wrote about Charles Krauthammer and his posthumous collection in the February 25 issue of National Review. Below, he expands that piece, in the style of his Impromptus column.

By admin on 01/03/2019 1:56 AM

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 […]

By admin on 12/04/2018 4:02 AM

By Charles Krauthammer, MD, Washington Post | May 26, 1995 Doctor Krauthammer collected many of his essays in his book: Things that Matter which we are reviewing in our Voices of Medicine Section The Angry White Male, suitably capitalized to indicate that the menace has become a media-certified trend, stalks the land, or at least […]

By Del Meyer on 11/26/2018 3:47 AM

The Age of Holy Terror: September 11, 2001 This is not crime. This is war. One of the reasons there are terrorists out there capable and audacious enough to carry out the deadliest attack on the United States in its history is that, while they have declared war on us, we have in the past […]

By Del Meyer on 10/14/2018 1:45 PM

By Charles Krauthammer, MD, Monday, May 27, 1991 Doctor Krauthammer collected many of his essays in his book: Things that Matter which we are reviewing in our Voices of Medicine Section The 500th anniversary of 1492 is approaching. Remember 1492? “In Fourteen Hundred Ninety-Two/ Columbus sailed the ocean blue.” Discovery and exploration. Bolivar and Jefferson. […]

By Del Meyer on 09/14/2018 12:30 PM

In Plain English: Let’s Make It Official By CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1200741,00.html Having a unifying language is a secret of America’s success. Why mess with it? Growing up (as I did) in the province of Québec, you learn not just the joys but also the perils of bilingualism. A separate national identity, revolving entirely around “Francophonie,” […]