Saturday, April 9, 2011 – How Tweet It Is

My website,, in now up and running. Its purpose is to simplify and explain health reform in human terms. Part of that process involves tweeting my blog entries.

A tweet, as you know, is a 140 character summary of what you’re doing today.

To find my tweets, go to the lower right corner of and locate a "t" for twitter and up will come my tweets for today and yesterdays.

Here are recent tweets.

• My website,, goes online today and is intended to give insight into divisive forces driving health reform.

• ACOs are consultants' dreams and hospital-physicians' nightmares, costing up to $ 1 million to set up and then maybe not even working.

• Patients and doctors are flocking to concierge medicine, which may threaten access to care for Medicare patients not in concierge practices.

• Cloud computing, transferring electronic health systems from doctor offices to Internet browser, may be EHR's salvation & huge opportunity.

• 3 books to read on health reform are; Why Obamacare Is Wrong for America, The Truth about Obamacare, and Health Reform Now!

• Vermont, a tiny state with 0.2% of US population, wants to introduce a single-payer health plan. Go for it, but do not expect US to follow.

•Republican health plans are more “progressive” than Obamacare. They offer universal tax credits, and national shopping for health plans.

• With the health reform law, some health plans are more equal than others, meaning some are now unaffordable and must be given waivers out.

• To tweet or not to tweet that is the question whether tis' nobler to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous verbiage or to keep it short.

• To find the best hospitals, go to U.S. News and World Report, Castle Connolly Top Doctors,

• Polls indicate Americans are confused and divided about the health reform law. Small wonder. It’s massively and fiendishly complicated.

• Technology and humanity are the two faces of medicine, Ideally, they should complement, but often machines distract from patients.

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