Posts Tagged ‘healthcare reform’

Perry shirks his duty on Texans’ health care

Austin American-Statesman, July 12, 2012

Gov. Rick Perry threw Texans under the bus Monday when he announced our state would not expand Medicaid, leaving $76 billion from the federal government […]


Midterm election campaigns all about health care bill

Austin American-Statesman, October 29, 2010

The midterm elections seem to be all about health care. Republicans spew venom toward Democrats for passing the reform bill. Democrats distance themselves from the […]


This is What Leadership Looks Like

Austin American-Statesman, March 30, 2010

‘This is what change looks like.” Reflecting on 13 months of rancor and preparing us for the months ahead making sense of it all, that’s […]


The uninsured can’t afford delay

Austin American-Statesman, March 3, 2010

I refuse to nail the coffin shut on health care reform.

I chose neonatal intensive care as my professional home because it’s the perfect world. It’s a wonderful mix of high technology and caring, and every infant needing intensive care has access because the care is universally covered by private or public insurance. I could never work in an area that people couldn’t access because of lack of insurance.


“HMOs investing in tobacco industry represents conflict of values

Texas Nursing [Vol. 69, No. 8, p. 3], September 1, 1995

A December 21, 1994 Wall Street Journal article described how the health maintenance organization (HMO) industry had amassed so much cash – 9 billion dollars […]


U.S. Medical Needs Extend Past Physicans

Austin American-Statesman, January 17, 1994

With the above-the-fold Dec. 26 editorial entitled “Health care reform should draw doctors toward primary care”, the Austin American-Statesman joined the national chorus of plaintive […]


Nursing is nursing, not doctoring

The Wall Street Journal, September 23, 1993

Having practiced neonatal nursing for the past 13 years, I am continuously frustrated by this nation’s ability to cure 500-gram infants vis-à-vis its glaring inability […]