I have always heard that Northwestern Mutual Life (“The Quiet Company”) was a grade A company. And for years I have been happy to have a disability insurance policy and a term life one with them. I got those policies back in the early 1990’s and it was a good thing I did.
In 1996 [...]
The Issues From ASCO from Patient Power® on Vimeo.
It’s been coming to our attention more and more: healthcare decisions are often propelled by business decisions, sometimes even by greed, and each of us better pay attention so that our personal health is not put at risk.
The other night I was watching an episode of “House M.D.,” one of my favorite television [...]
Okay, so I tweaked CNN about Dr. Gupta not returning my calls. The CNN producers tweaked back with a holiday gift.
The i-report I produced on a whim last weekend about the need to pass healthcare reform legislation, no matter what, was aired several times on 12/23. How did I know? I got an urgent [...]
Being Jewish, this is an especially introspective time for me. We are just passing the Jewish new year, Rosh Hashanah, and the few days between this holiday and the next, Yom Kippur, our day of atonement, typically get me thinking about why I do what I do – what’s the point?
My friend and one [...]
Showtime for Healthcare Reform from Patient Power® on Vimeo.
President Obama has been trying to calm fears among senior citizens that healthcare reform will significantly curtail their Medicare benefits, put their health at risk, and deny them essential care at a critical time.
The President was quoted as saying “We are not going to pull the plug on grandma,” with a nod to fears [...]
This past week there has been swirling comment about bonuses on Wall Street, and my suburban Connecticut friends have been telling me about AIG neighbors who are feeling alternately angry, insecure, or shamed. I agree the system of bonuses was all wrong and that Wall Street types have to get connected to the real world [...]
As I write this, we still don’t know the results of the national and state elections. It will all be determined this week. And while the people we elect to lead us have many, many issues to tackle, we are focused on healthcare. We can only hope the folks who are elected can help improve [...]