Guest Editorials

JULY 11, 2012

Mencken's ghost shilouetteA prescient and profound 1966 letter about socialized medicine


I’m feeling inadequate and humbled. 

The Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons has a commentary of mine in the Summer 2012 edition.  It also has a reprint from the journal’s archives of one of the most prescient and profound pieces I’ve ever read about socialized medicine.  Comparing my commentary to it is like comparing an article in People magazine to a Shakespearean play.
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tom rawlesPolicy drives budget, not vice versa


The single most pressing issue facing Arizona, because it touches so dramatically on all other issues, is the need to have the Arizona Legislature understand and accept the concept that policy decisions come first, that policy decisions drive budget decisions. Not the other way around.
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