Money to Burn and the Cost of the Homeless

November 7, 2016 // 0 Comments

Reprinted from SRQ Daily, Nov. 5, 2016 PBS – A report on the Homeless It was a year ago this week that PBS came to Sarasota to report on the state of homelessness in our community. Since then, not much has changed. Unless you ask someone who sleeps on the streets. Aside from tougher ordinances that have been implemented by Sarasota County, the one issue that sticks out among others is their fear that they […]

Pro-Birth Vs. Pro-Life

October 31, 2015 // 0 Comments

A young pregnant woman one week ago went into our local health department for care. Homeless and unemployed, her options were limited. One week later, she is now receiving regular prenatal care at the clinic and is enrolled in a housing program through Trinity Without Borders. Her baby now has a better chance of survival because of the care that we can offer her in our community. There are only two places people who cannot afford […]

A Little Lesson in Hospital History

August 9, 2014 // 0 Comments

When I wrote about the “Push to privatize Sarasota Memorial Hospital,” two other media called it a rumor and insisted the public not worry.  I would like to share some history in the sale of another local not-for-profit hospital as reported by the Herald-Tribune back in 2004, the Bon Secour Hospital in Venice (now known as Venice Regional Bayfront Health.) In April, 2004:”It’s early in the process and we have made no decisions about a […]

I Am The Face of a Medicaid Recipient

April 16, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Florida Legislature is in a death spiral, once again, as to whether to expand Medicaid to the 750,000 Floridians not covered by the Affordable Care Act. It is estimated that 2,000 Floridians annually will be added to that category of the “working poor.” It is easy to paint an over-exaggerated picture of the people in need of government assistance. “Lazy, entitled, and dependent” were words used by Mitt Romney and echoed across America during […]

The Ovary Penalty – it’s all smoke and mirrors.

November 16, 2013 // 0 Comments

How do women really compare to men when it comes to health care expense? In the current debate about healthcare, it is often used as an argument against the new health care laws  that men will now see their premiums go up because they will have to pay for the health care provided to women as well.  Men and women are both asking, “Why should men have to foot the bill for coverage that includes […]

The Elephant in the Room… the Cost of Health Care Reform

August 19, 2012 // 3 Comments

This article was originally published on Oct 5, 2008 Health Care Reform has been on the tip of everyone’s tongue since President Bill Clinton asked his wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton (not a Senator then) to spearhead the campaign to change the health insurance industry and enable access to coverage for all Americans – equally. Here we are, 16 years and two Presidents later and nothing has changed. This year promises to be different. This Presidential election involves […]