Health Insurance Nightmare

Posted by on Feb 3, 2014 in homeopathy Journal |

With the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) behind us,  substantive change in our health care system has become a reality, against all possible political odds.  With all of its weaknesses, ACA represents a monumental political achievement. .  But, whatever good may have come out of ACA with respect to addressing the inequities of our health insurance system, ACA did little to address the fundamental problems with it that have...

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Health Care Crisis

Posted by on Jan 29, 2013 in homeopathy Journal | 1 comment

Every week, if not every day, you can find somewhere in the media an article about the crisis in health care.  More accurately, the crisis is about how we can finance our health care, now and going forward into the future.  Prophets of doom parade their placards about the demise of Medicare and Medicaid, and others lament the growing powers of the health insurance industry.  Everyone seems to have an angle about how to resolve this problem:...

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Charlatans and Quackbusters

Posted by on Jun 12, 2012 in homeopathy Journal | 1 comment

The gadfly of modern homeopathy is the self-appointed pseudoscientist known as the “quackbuster.” The “Amazing Randi” is one of the foremost of these, and he and his acolytes, who have created the “James Randi Educational Foundation” welcome your contributions, which are prominently solicited on his website. The “Educational Foundation” as it is ironically named purports to expose pseudoscience,...

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Beginnings

Posted by on Jun 12, 2012 in homeopathy Journal | 4 comments

I began my own homeopathic journey because of growing frustration with my practice. It seemed that too often, too many people were not responding well to all of what my many years of training had taught me should help them. I think of a young woman who I saw for several years, sometimes 2, sometimes 3 times a week in a psychoanalytically oriented psychotherapy. I thought I was doing pretty good work with her. After several years, it was hard to...

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Either/Or

Posted by on Jun 12, 2012 in homeopathy Journal | 4 comments

 The human mind seems to be stamped with the tendency to perceive the world as either/or, which is to say, black and white. Either something is true or it is false.  Government is a bad thing or a good thing.  Abortion is evil or it is not.  Homeopathy is a crock or it works.  While not everyone sees that the world is not always one thing or the other, we all have a tendency to do this — some more than others.  This was a lesson...

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