Chip Kelly was a former coach and general manager of my beloved Philadelphia Eagles. He was a firm believer in his “system” and felt that his players were disposable and easily replaced.  Because of that, he proceeded to trade away or release very talented players and replace them with less talented players.  Needless to say that without the talent, the team self-destructed, the fans were angered, and it was only ...

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So the American Health Care Act was rejected.    And I want to scream!   Not because it failed, but instead because of the way the whole thing was handled.  While both parties will argue that they were trying to do what is best for the American public, I disagree.  As a physician, what I see are two forces who are more intent on winning a battle than in helping the public.   ...

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Jeffrey Lurie is the owner of my beloved Philadelphia Eagles.   He pays the players.  He picks the coaches.  But I think we would agree that his checkbook should not allow him to be the one who calls the offensive plays.  The coach should do that. So why is it different in health care? I have a patient who was diagnosed with polymyositis.  Polymyositis is an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation of muscles ...

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