Even though many American citizens swear their American healthcare is the best in the world, many others are confused and scratching their heads wondering why the system is as bad as it is. I believe one’s impression of American healthcare depends on how wealthy one is, whether one has employer provided insurance, how good that insurance is and if one had an experience of serious personal medical illness or that of a family member or not...Unfortunately, the nation does not seem to be keeping its promise promulgated in the Declaration of Independence on protecting the fundamental rights of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness to all the citizens even though it affirms that, “… all men (and women) are created equal.” Without such affirmation, the Western developed societies seem to be more equal than the USA when it comes to providing healthcare. Comparing and contrasting the American medical industrial business complex with that of Western developed nations and expressing it in brief opinion statements will not do justice to the complexity of healthcare delivery. As a neurosurgeon, practicing for 24 years in Flint, MI, I am quite aware of that complexity through my personal experience.   Read More >>

At a recent CNN Town Hall meeting, Senator Kamala Harris was asked about how she would bring quality, affordable healthcare to all Americans.  Read more >>

Believe it or not, I sat through Trump’s entire 2019 State of the Union address! Nothing unexpected from his reading of the speech off the teleprompter, but one part of the speech caught my attention. Read more >>

Before my most recent film screening, a lady from the area was introduced who shared a moving personal story regarding her nightmarish experience with American healthcare.  Read more >>

Surgeon's Cut

There's a prevailing false belief that many Americans love their private health insurance & they have choice of doctors, get quality healthcare at affordable prices. As a neurosurgeon for 23 years, I can tell you, it can’t be farther from the truth. Read more >>