Health Care in America Is the Best in the World

November 03, 2021

There is an aphorism that all budding entrepreneurs and grizzled veterans alike come to intimately understand: the market never lies. Americans have among the lowest life expectancy of high-income countries — 77.3 years versus Switzerland, for example, at 83.2 years. The adult chronic disease...

Merck’s Gesture to Save Humanity

October 19, 2021

The media announced last week what appears to be a major breakthrough in pandemic news. It could be a turning point in the history of a pandemic that will soon celebrate its second birthday. “In the not-too-distant future,” according to MarketWatch, “you may be able to walk into a doctor’s...

What HIV Teaches Us: The Need for Affordable Health Care

HIV and COVID-19 have both laid bare that stark racial disparities exist in population health and in access to quality medical care in the United States.

Hope for Ultra-Rare Diseases

May 03, 2021

Should Americans Fear Universal Health Care?

March 11, 2021

Hospitals Once Offered Charity — Now They Demand It

June 11, 2020

The New York Times describes HCA Healthcare as “one of the world’s wealthiest hospital chains” whose profits over the past two years have exceeded $7 billion.” But these are troubled times and HCA’s executives now understand that sacrifices must be made. The Times reports that...

How One Couple Brought Health Care to Haiti

October 14, 2016

Amidst a doctors’ strike and a hurricane in Haiti, a story of one couple’s determination to bring health care to the island. In May 2016, when I heard the news of the doctors’ strike taking place in Haiti, my heart sank. Doctors, nurses and medical residents had been on strike since March...

Education is the Key to a Healthier UAE

July 19, 2016

What is the UAE doing to combat its growing obesity epidemic? How can health education develop a public health infrastructure based on prevention? In 2011, Forbes ranked the United Arab Emirates (UAE) number 18 on a list of countries with the highest obesity rates, estimating that 68.3% of the...

The Right to Health is a Human Right

February 26, 2016

Social rights can no longer be relegated to a secondary position in the US Constitution. According to a study by the Toronto Initiative for Economic and Social Rights, more than 90% of 195 constitutions around the world guarantee at least one economic and social right. Nearly 68% of those...

Ukraine’s Imaginary Patients: Why Health Care Reform is Long Overdue

January 26, 2016

Ukraine has many willing and able experts in designing and implementing a meaningful health care reform package. The time for change is now. On December 25, 2015, as many people across the world were waking up to the gifts under the tree, Ukraine woke up to its parliament’s newly approved...

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