“Eat Food, Not Too Much, Mostly Plants”: RX to Avoid Hospitals and Their Cafés 

By Ellen Voynow for Respvblica I’m standing in the cafeteria of a prestigious American teaching hospital, thinking of writer Michael Pollan’s adage, demolished. Well-lit glistening pizzas, fried chicken, burgers, cheesesteaks, mac and cheese, onion rings, french fries, pies, cakes and cookies feature prominently — as do packaged snacks of potato chips and Tastykakes. Self-serve choices of salads, sushi rolls and…

Finally, a President Begins to Heal Our Sick Health Care Delivery System

President Trump understands that the basic way to fix the health care system in America is through competition.  That’s why he is making it possible for insurance companies to come up with new products that offer consumers the choice to insure themselves only against certain conditions, or only for catastrophic health care problems and not…

Second Vote to Dismantle Obamacare Set to Fail

Republican efforts to overturn Obamacare are heading into the wastebasket of tired and stale political efforts. Going from nowhere to nothing if Obamacare is overturned, the Republicans can’t buy a break even from their own. Not unless there is a replacement. Not unless Obamacare can be dismantled and health insurance can be delivered by insurers…