Category Archives: Health

Kristin Luker’s Abortion and the Politics of Motherhood 3: the Law Reagan Signed, and the Pro-Choice Movement

In my latest reading of Abortion and the Politics of Motherhood, Kristin Luker discusses California’s Therapeutic Abortion law during the 1960’s and the pro-choice movement’s reactions to it. As I said yesterday in my post about Luker’s book, the nineteenth … Continue reading

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Rick Santorum, It Takes a Family 9

In my latest reading of It Takes a Family: Conservatism and the Common Good, Rick Santorum talked about abortion.  Sub-topics included: How he arrived at his pro-life stance; how he did not focus on abortion in his congressional and Senatorial … Continue reading

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Newt Gingrich on Health Care in Real Change

I read the material about health care in Newt Gingrich’s 2008 book, Real Change.  I have four items. 1.  One topic that Newt addresses in Real Change that I did not see in Saving Lives & Saving Money is doctors … Continue reading

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Newt Gingrich’s Saving Lives & Saving Money 11

In my latest reading of Saving Lives & Saving Money: Transforming Health and Healthcare, Newt Gingrich praises a Computerized Patient Record System that the Veterans Administration plans to use: “The provider ‘view,’ Computerized Patient Record System, organizes and presents all … Continue reading

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Newt Gingrich’s Saving Lives & Saving Money 8

In my latest reading of Saving Lives & Saving Money: Transforming Health and Healthcare, Newt talks about the importance of increased government spending on scientific research.  In some cases, this would be to combat diseases, such as Diabetes and Alzheimer’s.  … Continue reading

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Newt Gingrich’s Saving Lives & Saving Money 7

For my write-up today on Newt Gingrich’s Saving Lives & Saving Money: Transforming Health and Healthcare, I want to highlight what Newt says on pages 145-146: “The current system dictates a focus on reactive acute care and does not incentivize … Continue reading

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Newt Gingrich’s Saving Lives & Saving Money 6

For my write-up today on Saving Lives & Saving Money: Transforming Health and Healthcare, I’ll highlight what Newt Gingrich says on pages 110-111: “In a world where we have the ability to do our own trading on the stock market, … Continue reading

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Newt Gingrich’s Saving Lives & Saving Money 5

In my last reading of Saving Lives & Saving Money: Transforming Health and Healthcare, Newt Gingrich talks about offering incentives for healthy living.  I enjoyed his anecdote on page 101: “The amount of hours we worked and the time my … Continue reading

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Newt Gingrich’s Saving Lives & Saving Money 4

I have two items for my write-up today on Newt Gingrich’s Saving Lives & Saving Money: Transforming Health and Healthcare. 1.  On pages 73-74, Newt talks about childhood nutrition.  He laments that “School lunches…contribute to instilling unhealthy eating habits in … Continue reading

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“Government to shut down Texas women’s health program”

Reuters recently had a story entitled Government to shut down Texas women’s health program.  The opening paragraph states: “The Obama Administration on Thursday said it would begin shutting down a program that provides health care for more than 100,000 low-income … Continue reading

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