Dr. Carol Paris

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Thursday, October 11, 2018
Mr. Trump, If You Love Medicare, Improve It and Expand It to All
Well, now I’ve heard everything: Donald Trump wants to keep “the government” away from Medicare and protect seniors from attempts to improve it. Huh? Mr. President, take it from me—a newly-minted senior citizen and a doctor—you need to sit down and read the bill that single-payer supporters...
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Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Medicare for All and the Myth of the 40% Physician Pay Cut
The surge in support for improved Medicare for All—now up to 70% in recent polling—has single-payer opponents ramping up their scare tactics. The Koch-funded Mercatus Center recently claimed that Medicare for all could only work with painful sacrifices from doctors, specifically by paying us...
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Thursday, February 01, 2018
Medicare for All Only Way to Fix Broken System: An Open Letter to Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett, and Jamie Dimon
Dear Mr. Bezos, Mr. Buffett, and Mr. Dimon: As a physicians and health justice advocates, we agree with you that health care is among the greatest issues facing society today . Your tremendous resources provide a unique opportunity to advocate for a health program to benefit all Americans: a...
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Friday, July 28, 2017
It's Time for the Adults in This Nation To Talk Seriously About Medicare for All
Hundreds of people slept overnight in cars, or camped for days in a field. They told stories of yanking out their own teeth with pliers, of reusing insulin syringes until they broke in their arm, of chronic pain so debilitating they could hardly care for their own children. At daybreak, they lined...
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Saturday, February 11, 2017
Tom Price as HHS Secretary: A Disaster for U.S. Health Care
The Senate’s vote to confirm Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., as secretary of health and human services, while widely expected, should set off national alarm bells. Price’s congressional track record, combined with his extensive health-policy paper trail, have shown him to be unabashedly pro-big-business and...
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Monday, February 01, 2010
What I Have Learned Doing Civil Disobedience for Single Payer
"People should go where they are not supposed to go, say what they are not supposed to say, and stay when they are told to leave." --Howard Zinn Well, that quote pretty well sums up "what to do." But my biggest challenge is "how." Specifically, how do I neutralize some pretty powerful fear? I was scared Friday when I joined Margaret Flowers to attempt to deliver a message to the President. My thoughts raced. We're talking secret service.
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Tuesday, June 16, 2009
The AMA Does Not Represent Us
As the American Medical Association begins its annual convention in Chicago, we want to take this opportunity to make it clear to the American public, to the media, and to the president and members of Congress, that the AMA does not represent us. It is a common misconception that this organization speaks on behalf of most American physicians but that is a misconception with very serious consequences at such a critical time in the health care reform debate.
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