Dr. Tom: The fate of our healthcare dollars, now and in the future …

Medical care in the U.S. is so much more expensive than every other country. How can we fix that? A dollar in U.S. medical...

Dr. Tom: Pedal away…

I have learned a lot about electric bicycles lately since I have been wrestling with my insurance company, trying to convince them that my...

Dr. Tom: Happy birthday, Medicare …

I am writing this on the 52nd anniversary of the official signing by President Lyndon Johnson of the legislation enacting Medicare, generally regarded as...

Dr. Tom: Gratitude …

It is difficult to adequately express my gratitude to the firefighters and other first responders who saved our home from the Cranston Fire. Since...

Dr. Tom: Character and beliefs …

Two interesting things happened last week — besides the other really interesting thing that I’m not going to talk about (much) — both of...

Dr. Tom: An update on the politics of healthcare

With all the hullabaloo about healthcare from politicians recently, I thought it was time to dust off my typewriter. I claim some...

Dr. Tom: Lessons from history…

I never liked studying history in school, which, at the time, seemed to be confined to memorizing dates and names and places. I think...

Dr. Tom: Happy, merry … whatever …

We had a friend in Kansas whose daughter became engaged to a Jewish man, whom we knew predominantly because he relayed a story of...

Dr. Tom: Healthcare in the coming election …

I have been intending to write to explain some of the nuances of a single-payer healthcare system, commonly referred as “Medicare for All.” Confusion...

Dr. Tom: A Brief History of the U.S. Government and Healthcare, Part II …

While everyone would agree that the passage of Medicare in 1965 was a landmark event in not only American healthcare but also American politics,...
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