Browsing All posts tagged under »Universal health care«

Free Flu Shots, Fall 2012, Scheduled by Atlantic General Hospital

October 7, 2012


We have seen the future of health care, and it will look a lot like flu shots. Which is pretty cool! Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Maryland, has announced the schedule for its fall 2012 Free Flu Shot Clinics. This year, free flu shots will be available at clinics at the Atlantic General Hospital on […]

Health Care ‘Haves’ and ‘Have-Nots’

August 7, 2009


There are two fundamental goals for health care reform in America. The problem is, many of us accept one goal but reject the other.  Therein lies the conflict that is roiling town-hall meetings across America this week. This is democracy in action. The two goals for health care reform: Universal Health Care. That is, make […]

Health Care Then And Now: Teddy Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Barack Obama

July 22, 2009


The film clip on TV news of President Harry Truman (“The buck stops here”) making the case for health care for Americans was poignant. NBC aired the Truman clip following President Barack Obama’s news conference on the same subject, health care. If I remember history correctly, President Teddy Roosevelt (“Speak softly and carry a big stick”) […]

Universal Health Care For the Automobile Industry

November 19, 2008


The Answer is:  A universal health care demonstration project. The Question is: What kind of assistance should Congress give to the embattled U.S. automobile industry? The Big Three, General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler, appear to be no longer economically viable, no longer able to compete with foreign automakers. Congress is engaged in a national exercise of hand-wringing […]

The Future of Health Care Is Here, Now

November 7, 2008


I have seen the future of health care. Last fall, I got a flu shot at the Giant Pharmacy on Georgia Avenue in Olney. It was quick, convenient, and cost $35. The vaccination was given by a pharmacist. Yesterday, I got a flu shot at the Francis Townsend Medical Center at 10th Street in Ocean […]

Global Economy And The American Dream

January 20, 2008


Now comes the news that they’re building cars north of the border, in Canada, instead of in Michigan. Why? Because they have health care in Canada. Turns out that international corporations prefer to do business in countries where they don’t have to pay health insurance for workers. That would include every modern, industrialized country, except […]