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Story Time...Adventures with "socialized medicine" in a London Hospital

Late last year I had the good fortune of going on a semi-last minute trip to the UK. Being the fan of tea, scones, rain, and old buildings that I am, I jumped at the chance to visit bonny old England. 883 more words

Medical Ethics

American Medical System isn't Free

The US healthcare system is an expensive and complex system prone to political and socioeconomic criticism. It is inclusive of a marketplace where medical innovation results in cost increases instead of correcting systemic inefficiencies. 2,292 more words

Freemarket Medicine

Memo to Rand Paul: Free Health Care is a Moral Imperative

No picture included today because I’m not having that dead weasel on his head clutter my pretty blog space.

A statement made a few years ago by Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, now running for the Republican nomination for President, has begun circulating again, presumably so anyone who might be inclined in supporting his 2016 candidacy might be reminded that the interests he is looking out for do not align in any way with what would actually be best for the overwhelming majority of the country.   2,410 more words

Our (Ig)Noble Overlords

Health Care For Profit

As we enter the 2016 Presidential political season and the debates begin, particularly among the Republican candidates, the American Medical System will, no doubt, be touted again  as the greatest in the world. 560 more words


Interview With Adam Meakins

Just moved this interview over from my old blog. The CynicalPT site will be going away soon, but I’ll have all the old content moved over by then. 1,119 more words

Physical Therapy

Ethics Professor Says It’s “Quite Reasonable” to Kill Disabled Babies via Obamacare

For Singer, the wrongness of killing a human being is not based on the fact that the individual is alive and human. Instead, Singer argued it is “characteristics like rationality, autonomy, and self-consciousness that make a difference.”

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Health Care

Socialized Medicine and the Broadway Softball League

We, The Americans, like to think we’re in this world together — United We Stand, Divided We Fall — but in reality, we know in our bones we are not equal.   896 more words

Dramatic Medicine