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America. How in the world did this get passed?” When Dr. Waters asked, “You were one of the 100 Senators who voted for passage, weren’t you Senator?” the Senator looked worse than nonplussed. Despite Waters’ initial downplay of politics, he cannot ignore threats of further political meddling in addition to our current government burdens created by the Two Days. Published in September, prior to the 2008 presidential election, the author considers health care proposals of two prominent candidates. Which program is like “pouring kerosene on what is already a lively blaze”? Online reader reviews of the book are very positive:

“Positively the best and the most readable analysis that I have ever read about what goes on at the ‘Healthcare Laundry’ and how to fix it...” −Jane M. Orient, MD, Executive Director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons. “This book should be required reading for all the politicians in Washington who are largely responsible for the mess we’re in.” −S. Robert Lathan, MD. To his credit, Dr. Waters offers hope and suggestions for a constructive solution, as well as six+ pages of End Notes. lwelter916@att.net

These Words, Our Work, Your Worth By Caroline Giroux, MD Our fingers touch the chalk You are the story, stark Your voice flows, Yet you don’t glow

Since the knights of time You have been stuck in your legend But every ordinary being Deep inside, hides a hero in the end

Your locked up words Never uttered before Paths to unfolding scars To my innocent ears, feel like swords

Stone after stone You can erect a new shrine Where the vine Grows with dreams you own

Still, it is not you Who hurts me so fast But those who hurt you In a forgotten past

Lift your chin Nothing can spoil your riches Nobody can steal what lies within Learning from you we must!

Together we visit this dark land Together we can stand Dusty ruins we find A new light must shine

Your hand holds the chalk There is no more fear of the dark You rewrite the story This tale of glory cgiroux@ucdavis.edu

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Profile for Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society

2015-Jul/Aug - SSV Medicine  

Sierra Sacramento Valley Medicine is the official journal of the Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society (SSVMS) and promotes the history,...

2015-Jul/Aug - SSV Medicine  

Sierra Sacramento Valley Medicine is the official journal of the Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society (SSVMS) and promotes the history,...