By MIKE MAGEE In the fog of the Covid pandemic, many are wondering what ever happened to prior vocal support for universal coverage and Medicare-for-All. Expect those issues to regain prominence in the coming months. A bit of recent history helps explain why. The January… Read More »Time to Reboot “Medicare-For-All”
This week (for one week only) #THCB Gang will be on Friday March 26. Matthew Holt (@boltyboy) will be joined by regulars medical historian Mike Magee (@drmikemagee), fierce patient activist Casey Quinlan (@MightyCasey), Fard Johnmar (@fardj), from digital health consultancy Enspektos, THCB regular writer Kim Bellard… Read More »THCB Gang Episode 48, Friday March 26, 1pm PT – 4pm ET
By MIKE MAGEE Confrontation is good. Governor Abbott’s “We are getting out of the business of telling people what they can and cannot do” was “Neanderthal thinking” as President Biden said. Insurrectionist Richard Bennett, whose feet sat on Speaker Pelosi’s desk two month’s ago, does… Read More »Pandemic Accelerants: Life Under the “New-Normal.”
Joining me, Matthew Holt (@boltyboy), on this week’s THCB Gang will be THCB regular writer Kim Bellard (@kimbbellard), medical historian Mike Magee (@drmikemagee), policy & tech expert Vince Kuraitis (@VinceKuraitis), patient safety expert and all around wit Michael Millenson (@MLMillenson), and consumer expert and current President… Read More »THCB Gang Episode 45, Thursday March 4, 1pm PT – 4pm ET
By MIKE MAGEE This week J&J gained FDA approval for their 1-shot COVID vaccine, leading optimists like Pfizer Board member, Scott Gottlieb, to predict that we will have 100 million shots out there by the end of April, and on-demand offerings for the general public.… Read More »Moderna’s “Secret Sauce”
By MIKE MAGEE When awakening from a long sleep, there is a transition period, when the brain struggles momentarily to become oriented, to “think straight.” When the sleep has extended four years, as with the Trump reign, it takes longer to clear the sleepy lies… Read More »Wiping the Sleep From Our Eyes: The Pandemic Plan Trump Ignored
THCB Gang was broadcast live on Thurs Feb 18 Joining me, Matthew Holt (@boltyboy) were THCB regular writer Kim Bellard (@kimbbellard), patient advocates Grace Cordovano (@GraceCordovano) and Robin Farmanfarmaian (@Robinff3), newly-minted VC Marcus Whitney @marcuswhitney, and medical historian Mike Magee @drmikemagee. We touched on the impact of… Read More »THCB Gang Episode 43, Thursday Feb 18, 1pm PT – 4pm ET
By MIKE MAGEE Can you wrestle a collusive, private, profiteering Medical-Industrial Complex to the ground by throwing more private entrepreneurs at it? Apparently not. The very public collapse of Haven – the widely heralded health joint venture of Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JP Morgan Chase… Read More »No Safe Haven to be Found!
By MIKE MAGEE, MD As we struggle to control a second wave of Covid-19, we are reminded once again of the nurses and doctors who place themselves at risk willingly and consistently. They are struggling uphill with a deeply segmented health care system that chronically… Read More »Women Leaders Increasingly Visible In The Fight Against Covid-19
Episode 30 of “The THCB Gang” will be live-streamed on Thursday, November 5th. Tune in below! Matthew Holt (@boltyboy) will be joined by our regulars: CEO of Day Health Strategies Rosemarie Day (@Rosemarie_Day1), medical historian & health economist Mike Magee MD (@drmikemagee), fierce patient activist Casey… Read More »THCB Gang Episode 31 11/5 1PM PT/4PM ET
Dr. Mike Magee has spent his life inside the medical-industrial complex, eventually working at Pennsylvania Hospital and later becoming the doctor who sold Viagra to the world at Pfizer. He’s also an award winning medical broadcaster and historian who appears regularly on THCB these days.… Read More »THCB Book Club, October: Mike Magee, Code Blue
Careful What You Wish For: How Republican Attorneys General’s Attack on the ACA Could Trigger Medicare for All
By MIKE MAGEE Cautionary tales are timeless. Take for example Aesop’s Fables, from 620 BC, which included the advisory, “Be careful what you wish for lest it come true.” Trump and the Republicans who oppose the ACA take heed. You may be inadvertently taking the… Read More »Careful What You Wish For: How Republican Attorneys General’s Attack on the ACA Could Trigger Medicare for All
By MIKE MAGEE, MD What a strange irony. Trump decides, full-bravado, to challenge China to a trade war just months before China unwittingly hatches a virulent pandemic that collapses our deeply segmented health care system and our economy simultaneously. And rather than cry “Uncle”, our… Read More »The Trump COVID Legacy: Bad Timing. Lots of Questions. Few Answers.