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  •  Gawande is terrific. Such a great writer! (1+ / 0-)
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    Also the New York times has been running fantastic articles on many aspects of health care by many knowledgeable people.

    Also good is Berwick who served for a while as CMS head — though the Senate would never confirm him.There are many people who are seriously working on improving quality —which in itself reduces costs of care.

    I'm asking you to believe. Not in my ability to bring about real change in Washington ... *I'm asking you to believe in yours.* Barack Obama

    by samddobermann on Thu Oct 04, 2012 at 03:09:25 AM PDT

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    •  I still remember his visit (0+ / 0-)

      to the Northwest Kidney Center, the world's first and oldest dialysis clinic group. I was still in training for doing home hemodialysis, and by the time he got up to the home program's floor, I was already on the machine. He came in to watch me operate the machine by mysrlf, and I gave him a bit of a rundown on what I'd learned to do, how I interacted with the machine, how much better I felt on 5-days-a-week longer dialysis than I did going into clinic three days a week and dialyzing there, and other such things from a perspective I hope he never has: that of the patient. I understand he left extremely impressed with home dialysis, which has been very much to the good of the dialyzors that are affected by CMS' actions.

      Organ donors save lives! A donor's kidney gave me my life back on 02/18/11; he lives on in me. Please talk with your family about your wish to donate.

      Why are war casualty counts "American troops" and "others" but never "human beings"?

      by Kitsap River on Thu Oct 04, 2012 at 03:00:32 PM PDT

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