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Don’t Call Me; I’ll Call You

Saturday, around midday, I received a call from Beaumont, a major southeast Michigan inpatient and outpatient medical conglomerate. The caller, who sounded like a 19-year-old co-ed and had a voice worthy of a career in late-night radio, wanted me to respond to a survey about a recent visit to a Beaumont laboratory. Today, I received an email request to respond Read More


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Emailed Holiday Greetings

Who doesn’t enjoy Aunt Grenadine’s holiday emails? She attaches a four-page narrative laboriously typed out in Wordstar on her trusty IBM XT. This is where you learn that your cousin Maud’s 35-pound Siamese finally succumbed to type 1 diabetes and your second cousin-twice-removed Regan, against all expectation, graduated from middle school. She also fills you in on all the family Read More


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Double Standard

To turn on the news this year has revealed a seemingly endless parade of sexual predators – actors, comedians, producers, directors, politicians and executives. Women and men have come forward to accuse people in positions of power of groping, harassing, threatening and raping them. While some of the predatory behavior has been recent, many victims have waited decades before going Read More


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Justice for the Rich; Slapdown for the Rest of Us

In a September 30, 2016 decision, Price v. Medicaid Director, 838 F.3d 739 (6th Cir. 2016), The U.S. Sixth Circuit Court showed its lack of compassion and understanding of those who have limited income and modest net worth. The court held that while nursing home residents may have their eligibility for care paid by the state backdated up to three Read More