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Can I base my voting off of this poll?

77% Bill Richardson74% Chris Dodd72% Hillary Clinton71% Barack Obama68% John Edwards59% Joe Biden54% John McCain53% Dennis Kucinich53% Mike Gravel49% Mitt Romney44% Rudy Giuliani42% Mike Huckabee42% Tom Tancredo38% Fred Thompson37% Ron Paul2008 Presidential Candidate Matching Quiz Apparently, I’m STILL a democrat. Take the Presidential Candidate Matching Quiz Here.

Four Things…

I got tagged by Kim from RN for Life in my comments the other day, and have been ruminating on my answers. Here goes…don’t be shocked. [ed note: OK, this post was drafted 2 years ago, I just decided to publish it after finally thinking of four movies & places] 4 Jobs I Have Had In My Life: Outward Bound…

John Ritter’s Widow Inspired

Somehow John Ritter’s Widow’s remarks following the not-guilty verdict of two physcians angers me to no end.  “I disagree with the jury’s decision but I believe in the system and I respect it,” said the widow, Amy Yasbeck. “It inspires me even more to find, with these brilliant medical minds, a path to diagnose aortic diseases.” So what is she…

Shared Health Decisions

The results of this article are no surprise, and this is a real pet peeve of mine. The article says that many patients who were supposedly participating in “shared health decisions” with their physician either had no input and/or reported it as being a negative experience. That’s no surprise to me. As an ER doc, if a patient comes in…

Can Obama Create Tax Credits for Health Insurance?

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that health care analysts are calling John McCain’s plan is “fundamentally correct”…but it seems that their focus is on only one part of his plan…providing tax credits to individuals for buying their own health insurance. Clearly health insurance needs to be affordable for individuals, and the link between employer based health insurance and your…