Monday, August 31, 2009

Sorting Fact from Fiction in Health Care

8/31/09. Two physicians express their worries about evidence based medicine, and the potential harm of the government coming in between you and your doctor. The road to hell is paved...

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203706604574378542143891778.html

Monday, August 24, 2009

Monday Quotations

8/24/09.

("Doctor" Hugo A. Hackenbush, played by Groucho Marx, attempting to take Harpo's pulse:)

"Either he's dead, or my watch has stopped."

A Day at the Races (motion picture) (1937). Screenplay by Robert Pirosh, George Seaton, and George Oppenheimer.

---Jules Henry "Groucho" Marx (1895 - 1977)


"Life without this sort of examination is not worth living."

---Plato (429 B.C. - 347 B.C.)


"It is only with the heart that one can see
rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."

---Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900 - 1944)

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Health Care Reform

8/22/09. American businesses compete with each other for the privilege to serve their customers --- at the best price and with the highest quality products. Most customers of health insurance do not directly choose their health care and thus have very little comparative information about the quality, price, and restrictions of their health plans.

We need to open markets and minds.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2009/08/22/government_should_get_back_to_the_basics_on_health_care_97986.html

Monday, August 17, 2009

Monday Quotations

8/17/09.

(Cowardly Lion, played by Bert Lahr, speaking) :

"What makes the elephant charge his tusk
in the misty mist, or the dusky dusk? What
makes the muskrat guard his musk? Courage!"

The Wizard, played by Frank Morgan, speaking) :

"Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain."

"A heart is not judged by how much you love;
but by how much you are loved by others.

--- The Wizard of Oz (1939). Screenplay by Noel Langley, Florence Ryerson, and Edgar Allan Woolf.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Monday, August 3, 2009

Monday Quotations

8/3/09.

"I believe that a scientist looking at nonscientific problems is just as dumb as the next guy."

"You can know the name of a bird in the all the languages of the world, but when you're finished, you'll know absolutely nothing whatever about the bird...So let's look at the bird and see what it's doing -- that's what counts. I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something."

"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself - and you are the easiest person to fool."

--- Richard P. Feynman (1918 - 1988)