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#37: Life is like a coin. You can spend it any way you wish, but you only spend it once.

As a follow up to my weekend review of Michael Moore’s Sicko, here are three articles you’ll want to check out. Let me tell you, health care is on my radar of issues for the upcoming election season. I’ll keep you posted.

‘Sicko’s’ Peeno Sees Few Gains in Health Insurance Dr. Linda Peeno has spent two decades fighting a health insurance industry she was once a part of. Giants such as Humana say the industry has greatly improved patient care. But Peeno says after Michael Moore’s Sicko opened, she was once again swamped with e-mails of insurance horror stories.

Better Bedside Manners A new study shows that a standardized test of doctor communication skills can help create a nicer, better doctor of the future

What if patients could see a doctor on the day they call? Why do we have to wait days, weeks, or even months for a doctor’s appointment? Such delays have become so routine that they seem normal. But if some of the most popular restaurants can take same-day reservations, why should run-of-the-mill doctors routinely make patients wait and wait and wait?

“Life is like a coin. You can spend it any way you wish, but you only spend it once.” — Lillian Dickson

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