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An open letter to Pres. Bill Clinton

Dear Bill, I think I can call you Bill, since we’ve known each other since early 1989, the first time I actually met you, at the Democratic Governor’s Conference at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. Oh, you don’t remember me? No surprise, I was buried in the front row of the press gaggle, helping cover [&hellip

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“How much is that?” is a critical question in healthcare

This story from PBS Newshour clearly shows how important it is to ask questions, and shop around, when it comes to prescription drug prices. Think a generic drug guarantees a lower price? Not so much. Watch this story, and learn how the same generic drug can cost anywhere from $11 to $455. The best way [&hellip

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Healthcare Talk: Patients with Power

I had the chance to participate in a Hangout on Air with Kathi Browne, who is the founder/moderator of the Google+ Healthcare Talk community. If you’re on G+ and in the healthcare industry, that community is one you want to join – lots of discussion on topics from healthcare policy to social media to patient [&hellip

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Oncology for Christmas (or the day after)

I had the opportunity to be a guest on This Week in Oncology’s weekly web radio show with Dr. Richard Just and Gregg Masters. Enjoy!

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e-Patients in Philadelphia. Echoes ensue.

I had the opportunity/privilege to participate in a conversation with other health activists and e-patients about a Digital Patient Bill of Rights recently. I’ve posted an overview of the conversation on the Cancer for Christmas blog. Give it a read, and tell me what you think. Really

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