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The Case of the Brew Grasp’s Plot – Was the Veterans Affairs Secretary’s Journey Spending Scandalous, or Was He Framed in a Plot to Oust a Political Average?

“Come, Watson, come! The brew is afoot.” The Veterans Affairs Secretary’s Apparently Scandalous Journey On February 14, 2018, the Washington Submit reported that the Division of Veterans Affairs (VA) Inspector Basic (IG) severely faulted journey arrangments made for a visit to Europe by the Division’s Secretary, Dr David Shulkin. Veterans …

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How To Problem Well being Care Corruption Underneath a Corrupt Regime?

Introduction: the Corruption of Well being Care Management as a Main Reason for Well being Care Dysfunction For a very long time we’ve got argued that well being care corruption is a significant explanation for well being care dysfunction.  As we wrote in August, 2017, Transparency Worldwide (TI) defines corruption …

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In poor health-Knowledgeable, Incompetent* Well being Care Management: the Case of President Trump’s Interview within the New York Instances

[* – see discussion of definitions below] On December 28, 2017, the New York Instances revealed an impromptu interview by reporter Michael S Schmidt with President Donald J Trump at one in every of Mr Trump’s non-public golf golf equipment.  Excerpts from the transcript appeared right here.  An evaluation of …

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Transparency Worldwide US Corruption Barometer: Placing Will increase in Public Perceptions of Authorities Corruption within the US, Particularly within the White Home

Introduction: Transparency Worldwide’s 2017 International Corruption Barometer US Outcomes Final month, Transparency Worldwide (TI) launched the outcomes of its 2017 US Corruption Barometer, a world survey of peoples’ perceptions of the diploma to which their nationwide establishments are corrupt.  We mentioned the outcomes from the US, based mostly on information …

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Perpetual Revolving Movement: But Extra Transits Via the Well being Care Revolving Door

The tempo of individuals spinning via the US federal revolving door appears unprecedented.  Most have been folks going from the well being care companies to authorities positions regulating or making coverage influencing those self same companies.  Since our final roundup, of 11 days in the past, we’ve got discovered two …

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Give Us These Outdated Time Conflcts of Curiosity: Stephen Parente, Key Opinion Chief for UnitedHealth and Redeemer of Former CEO William McGuire to Assistant Secretary of HHS

This newest revolving door case echoes scandals of way back. Background: CEO Dr William McGuire and the UnitedHealth Affair A very long time in the past,in a galaxy far, far-off, really, from 2006 by means of 2008, we posted incessantly about shenanigans at large for-profit medical insurance/ managed care firm …

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The Final Model of Sick-Knowledgeable Well being Care Management: Dumb, Incoherent, Confused, Maybe Psychotic Issues President Trump Says and Does About Well being Care Coverage

The controversy over the Reasonably priced Care Act, aka “Obamacare,” nonetheless goes on within the US.  The ACA, which remains to be the regulation of the land after congressional Republicans made makes an attempt to repeal and substitute it, was meant to extend entry to well being care by growing …

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Worst Well being Care Revolving Door Case So Far, Model 2.zero? – From President of Lilly USA to US Secretary of Well being and Human Providers?

Final week, we mentioned what gave the impression to be essentially the most egregious case of the well being care revolving door seen to date.  A well being care company lobbyist with none direct medical, well being care, public well being or biomedical science expertise was named Appearing US Secretary …

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Worst Well being Care Revolving Door Case So Far? – From Lobbyist to Performing Secretary of Division of Well being and Human Providers

As soon as once more, you simply can’t make these things up. Final week we posted our newest revolving door roundup, considered one of many we’ve finished through the Trump administration.  On the time we famous lobbyist, Mr Eric D Hargan, at Greenberg Taurig Alston & Fowl, had been nominated …

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Spherical and Spherical It Spins – Our Newest Well being Care Revolving Door Roundup

Sorry concerning the unhealthy pun.  Now we have accrued a outstanding variety of tales of individuals transiting the revolving door from working for well being care companies in varied however necessary capacities to positions in well being care coverage or regulation for the Trump administration.  These tales might not at …

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