Posted 2/13/2008 12:36 PM (GMT -6)
Interesting.

Wonder if it will bring about any meaningful change.

The whole healthcare system in the US is so very, very broken. I wish someone would step in and come up
with some answers that would solve this. And, yes, I recognize that's asking for a lot.

Until people get up and arms and in legislators' faces, we don't stand a chance against the insurance and
pharmaceutical industries and their huge profits -- which they can use to hire even more lobbyists and exert
even more influence over the future of our healthcare. It's maddening.

Good for Cuomo, standing up to at least these two guys. Hope it leads to something positive for the little guy.

Mitz (the little guy)
Sporadic proctitis since about 1985. Mother had J-pouch surgery 1983.
DX'd with clostridium difficile in 2000. Pred, two courses of Flagyl, then Vancomycin finally got rid of it. 2001 colonoscopy dx'd left-sided UC. . Treated with prednisone, Rowasa, Asacol. Asacol not working, switched to Imuran. Three small flares since in 2002, 2005, and 2007, brought under control with steroid and Rowasa enemas. Lap Chole performed October 26, 2007, after gall bladder attack in June, '07.
Daily meds: 100 mg Azathioprine and 225 mg Effexor XR (for chronic, longstanding depression), many vitamins and Primadophilus Reuteri

Posted 2/13/2008 11:31 PM (GMT -6)
Thanks for posting this, Keith! I wish he'd investigate the whole rotten bunch, including glossies like NY Magazine that love to flaunt their list of Best Doctors, 200you-name-the-year. Last week I got a "Dear John/Jane" letter from my internist, stating that she's quitting primary care to take on a hospital administration job. (She has published criticism of HMO standard operating procedures during the past 5 yrs.) Health care in the U.S. is indeed in crisis. / Old Hat (nearly 30 yrs with left-sided UC ... [etc.])

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