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Monday, February 20th, 2017 @ 12:00PM

Government For Or Against The People

In the purest sense, governments deal with the governed in one of two ways: by either promoting or limiting individual freedoms. It’s that simple. Regrettably, most governments around the world deal with the governed in the latter fashion. In fact, governments that truly promote individual freedoms are the exception rather…

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Monday, February 13th, 2017 @ 12:00PM

Entitlements Versus Freebies

Ask yourself this question: Since when did people who could work but don’t become “entitled” to financial support (read: welfare) paid for by people who do work? Now ask yourself this question: Since when did people who could work in order to buy their own food but don’t become “entitled”…

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Monday, February 6th, 2017 @ 12:00PM

A Litany Of ER Abuses

In a recent column, I discussed the forthcoming closure of the Cook Medical Center ER and why it shouldn’t be happening. Unexpectedly, at least to me, that column appears to have gone “viral.” Of the tens of thousands of people reached, surprisingly, I received only three negative responses – all…

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Monday, January 30th, 2017 @ 12:00PM

Rescuing Georgia’s Rural Emergency Rooms

For Georgia and America to rescue their failing rural emergency rooms, state and federal legislators, hospital administrators, emergency medicine physicians, nurses, ancillary medical staff, patients, and the public at large must first come to terms with several simple and unavoidable truths: 1) Rural ERs are being abused by non-payers, drug-seekers,…

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Monday, January 23rd, 2017 @ 12:00PM

Another Rural ER Bites The Dust

Tift Regional Health Center recently announced that its affiliate, Cook Medical Center in Adel, will close its emergency department next month. This action will leave the citizens of Adel and Cook County without immediate access to emergency department services. And it didn’t have to happen. The reason for the forthcoming…

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Monday, December 26th, 2016 @ 12:00PM

Hanging Single Mothers Out To Dry

It was 4 AM. Things had finally slowed down a little in the ER. I was sitting at my desk writing up a chart on the last patient. Just then I heard a nurse at the nurse’s station behind me talking to a respiratory technician about her niece. It was…

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Monday, December 19th, 2016 @ 12:00PM

The Two Great Failures Of The Legislative Branch

In a supreme act of both insight and foresight, America’s Founding Fathers established the greatest system of government the world has ever known – bar none. From its most humble beginnings, our American republic has become what President Reagan famously called a “shining city on a hill,” and is considered…

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