Some people will sign up for an aspirational marathon, hoping that this act will give them the discipline they need to get out and train so they don’t die (of humiliation of rhabdomyolisis) on race day. I have a habit of signing up for public speaking gigs that are a bit over my head, hoping […]
Note: I did do a conference call. It’s not all Jenga and mac and cheese.
I’ve been writing full-time for three months now. Being off the hospital floor has done wonders for my aching back, my parenting, my complexion…and I won’t lie I’m not sorry about missing a horrendous flu season. But I miss patient care. Taking care of strangers was a privilege. And the antidote for the morning news. […]
Enjoy this charmingly inaudible take on my Medicare-receiving Mom logging in to Aetna’s website 🙂
The things going on in corporate health care these days. Woo! It’s like my own personal Boiler Room. Our care system is at the point in its spring cleaning when all drawers have been dumped on the floor to sort out the junk for donation, the cleaning products are strewn about, and there’s a half-built really […]
Print journalism has been so good these past months that felt like years. Remember back in 2012, that gleeful feeling you got when you read Pete Wells’ review of the Guy Fieri superfund site in Times Square? Well, I just re-read it and it is a mere amuse bouche for the righteousness served daily by […]
This man, what a brain. And the wit of an Ann Richards. I didn’t know of him before, but after his death every policy wonk in the pantheon was claiming Reinhardt lead them to their calling. An obit worth a read.
That’s right. I was pretty stoked about the Affordable Care Act requirement that birth control to be 100% covered by all insurance plans. What a great thing! To not have to pay more for health care simply because you have a uterus! To make accessible the means of controlling when you will have children, thereby increasing […]
America is not a hostage to itself in the battle over how to handle guns. We are able to change. The evening after another massacre, the word weary for being trotted out month over month, I’ll make an appeal. With the will, we can get better. Our current president dismissed the Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, […]
The Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP) covers the gap of pregnant women (in my state of Virginia) and children whose families earn above the federal poverty level (FPL) but are still low income and resource stretched. For those between 100% and 250% of FPL, CHIP means prenatal care, regular check ups, vaccines, and access to […]