ALS Advocacy

ALS Advocacy
Lou Gehrig's Disease - Motor Neuron Disease - Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Thought it had been cured by now? Still no known cause. Still no cure. Still quickly fatal. Still outrageous.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Anybody Know How To Get Dr. Zeke's Ear Regarding ALS?

http://www.newsweek.com/id/185801

Howard Fineman in Newsweek:
"For now, Zeke is lying low... Don't expect to see him on the talk shows. But health-care lobbyists are aware of his prescriptions even as they meet privately on the Hill to hash out their own strategy. They know that he talks to his brother—and that his brother talks to the president."

3 comments:

  1. Medicare lives in the Stone Age. We can only hope that Dr. Zeke has logged more examples of unrealistic physicians and a system that still recycles paper. President Obama may be the only one that realizes this is the 21st-century.

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  2. It seems to me that an effective standard for electronic medical records (and some incentives for healthcare providers who use them) would be quite the enabler to make an ALS registry much cheaper and do-able. Spend the dollars to solve an information problem correctly and you'll give society the tools to solve other expensive problems such as ALS (without an ALS-Registry-in-a-silo).

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  3. Wouldn't you love to be a fly on the wall if Dr. Zeke had lunch with Dr. Coburn?

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