Health Care Opinion
June 23, 2017
June 16, 2017
Smack in the middle of a towering state budget crisis, and as the General Assembly goes into special session to deal with it, it might seem very small of a Connecticut political columnist to devote time and space to a segment of the business community that’s afraid of competition, but here goes anyway.
May 6, 2017
I say this as a person of faith myself — it’s no wonder that a lot of highly moral people look skeptically at religion these days. Why wouldn’t they?
We’ve just seen House Speaker Paul Ryan ask Republicans to “pray” for the passage of a bill that will take away health insurance from 24 million Americans (possibly more), remove strong protections for pre-existing conditions, cut Medicaid, take us back to the awful days of expensive state-run, high-risk pools, and put a per capita cap on support for Special Education students.
Oh, and surprise, there’s also a tax cut in there for the wealthiest Americans.
April 17, 2017
Mistrust is pervasive in Connecticut policymaking and it’s blocking progress. In this year’s survey, Connecticut healthcare thoughtleaders rated the state of trust in policymaking at 26 points out of 100.
March 30, 2017
Is your vision and your overall well-being worth a 30 minute wait to see a professional eye doctor in person?
March 29, 2017
Healthy eyes and good vision are essential to everyday life. Regular, daily activities such as walking, driving, reading, and using your smartphone or computer are all dependent on having good eyesight. There are many of us, however, who need the assistance of glasses and contact lenses to be able to see properly. Easy, affordable access to the glasses and contacts we rely on daily is vital.
January 13, 2017
A new year in America starts with another mass shooting. Are we going to repeat the same questions, then wait till the next time people die for no good reason except our inability to confront the consequences of conflicting policies?
December 29, 2016
Congressional Republicans are falling over themselves to repeal the Affordable Care Act with Scrooge-like joy. It’s as if ideology is more important to them than the fact that hardworking, self-employed taxpayers like my husband and myself could be denied health insurance.
November 25, 2016
August 9, 2016
“This might just be one of the biggest bleeds in a senior we’ve ever seen.”
The Yale-New Haven Hospital Nurse Practitioner on the other end of the phone went on to explain to me that when an elderly patient with a hematoma — essentially a very bad bruise — shows up at the hospital, one of the first things they do is check their INR level — their warfarin level. Normal is between 2 and 3. Massive bleeds often return results of between 10 and 12, indicating a dangerously high level of the blood thinner. My mother’s was 2.7.