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One day a year, we should honor those workers who do ordinary jobs extremely well

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I continue to be disappointed by the incompleteness of the discussion of issues in the national health care debate.

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In the last few weeks I have found myself on the campuses of many colleges and universities.

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This past week, I spent a lot of time driving in various parts of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states. I hit horrific traffic problems, which is not surprising to anyone who has spent time in areas like Boston, New York, or Philadelphia.

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The more I have studied the issue of obesity, the more convinced I am that one of the highest leverage points in attacking the problem is getting agricultural food subsidies changed.

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Recently, the Partnership for Prevention, an organization that is trying to promote prevention and wellness as key health care strategies, issued a report entitled A National Profile on Use, Disparities, and Health Benefits.

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One of my commitments to readers of this blog is to “see a different game.”  At times, that involves linking seemingly unrelated events and experiences.

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I just attended the annual conference of the National Urban League in St. Louis. I have been on the NUL Board for 10 years, and just completed a nearly five-year stint as its Chairman.

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Observations About Transportation
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Like everyone else traveling in the Northeast corridor or in any other big city around the country, I experience unexpected and long delays because of traffic congestion. 

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Employer-Based Health Plans
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I am often asked about how we can be such passionate advocates for employer-based health plans, and, in particular, how we can actually operate in-house clinics with staff physicians.

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What Consumers Really Want From Marketing Mail
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In a previous posting, I talked about how “Do Not Mail” proposals were misguided from an environmental, privacy, and public policy standpoint.

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Alzheimer’s Disease
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One major area of interest for me is Alzheimer’s disease, which actually is the third-highest cost medical condition in our U.S. healthcare system.

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Recent Posts, Thoughts, & Observations
Dr. And Coach Catana Starks, RIP - By Mike Critelli

Dr. And Coach Catana Starks, RIP - By Mike Critelli

Dr. and Coach Catana Starks, the coach profiled in our film From the Rough, passed away on 09/06/2020 and was laid to rest on 09/12/2020. Her death caused me to reflect deeply on why I fought all sorts of obstacles to get her story told.

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The 2020 Challenges of Voting by Mail | By Mike Critelli

The 2020 Challenges of Voting by Mail | By Mike Critelli

A well-designed mail-in ballot system is the best way to making voting convenient for citizens, but implementing one hurriedly and without early planning is problematic. Potential risks can be mitigated only if addressed early and intelligently.

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Getting Past the Political Narratives on Covid19 | By Mike Critelli

Getting Past the Political Narratives on Covid19 | By Mike Critelli

The coronavirus found, exploited, and widened every inequity that the U.S. had to offer. The sooner we face up to these failings and correct them, the more we can draw some benefits from this avoidable tragedy.

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Why the hospitalization rates on Covid19 are so difficult to model | By Mike Critelli

Why the hospitalization rates on Covid19 are so difficult to model | By Mike Critelli

F0r Covid 19, the modeling is inherently imprecise and error-prone. Moreover, accumulating more data has not materially improved its accuracy and precision.

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Two Different Paths to Succeeding Against the Coronavirus | By Mike Critelli

Two Different Paths to Succeeding Against the Coronavirus | By Mike Critelli

As we have watched others try to figure out the role Chloroquine & other drugs might play in reducing the number of Coronavirus deaths & serious illnesses, I realized that they are speaking from very different frames of reference.

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