Salt, Salt, Baby

Oh wait. No. Salt does kill slugs, and guns do kill people. Revisiting a great perspective piece written 5 years ago after the Newton massacre in the NEJM by pediatricians about children they’d seen killed by guns; “In 2010, gun-related injuries accounted for 6570 deaths of children and young people (1 to 24 years of […]

Trump-care, playing games with America’s Health.

Healthcare is expensive and complicated (who knew). Crafting of healthcare policy should be thoughtful, evidence-based and careful. Not treated like a political game or interest-driven money-grab. “One question experts are commonly asked is how the ACA — or its repeal — will affect health and mortality. The body of evidence summarized here indicates that coverage […]

Who needs a safety net?

Trump is proposing slashing not only global aid, CDC and research, but also major cuts to major domestic safety net programs– programs that my patients and real people (not people in the 0.001%) depend on. Programs like Medicaid, CHIP, SNAP and others are not only crucial, but life-saving for the young, the old, the poor […]

Facts. Important.

Alt-facts are not facts. Yes, sometime there is grey. But grey is not the same as knowingly bending the truth for your own convenience or because you like that answer better. Next time someone is making a decision about your health, ask yourself if you want decisions to be based on real evidence, science and facts, or on convenient […]

Insurance for “all”

The AHCA not only means tens of millions lose insurance, but also worsens the wealth gap. Republicans are “implementing the biggest transfer for wealth in our history, $600 billion gone from working families to the richest people and corporations in our country.” The bill improves the deficit picture only because it takes away more from […]