International Medicine

By Del Meyer on 06/30/2018 1:29 AM

During my formative or education years in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Medicine in the 1960s, I had the good fortune of international exposure. While still in the Air Force, I was able to attend the International Union against Tuberculosis (IUAT) in Amsterdam courtesy of the USAF. Tuberculosis was still a global problem, especially in the […]

By Del Meyer on 05/30/2018 12:33 AM

The Private Cost of Public Queues for Medically Necessary Care, 2018 Authors: Bacchus Barua, Associate Director, Health Policy Studies, Fraser Institute Sazid Hasan, Economist, Fraser Institute — Published on May 23, 2018 We frequently hear of the benefits of socialized medical care. We hear of proposals of “Medicare For All.” Periodically we reference what Medicare-for-all […]

By Del Meyer on 04/10/2018 1:45 AM

Authors: Ben Eisen, Director, Provincial Prosperity Studies, Fraser Institute Steve Lafleur, Senior Policy Analyst, Fraser Institute    Joel Emes, Senior Fellow, Fraser Institute Published on April 24, 2018 Over the past fifteen years, Ontario’s provincial economy has struggled relative to the rest of the country. The reasons for Ontario’s economic weakness are complex and varied. […]

By Del Meyer on 03/09/2018 2:23 PM

A Winning Issue that deals with Gross Trading Abuse by Steve Forbes, Editor-in-Chief, FORBES HERE’S A HUGELY winning issue for President Donald Trump that would deal with a gross trading abuse and simultaneously advance his goal of reducing the prices of prescription drugs: Insist that foreign buyers of American pharmaceuticals–almost without exception government agencies–pay their fair share […]

By Del Meyer on 02/09/2018 1:57 PM

Trump is right: The UK’s NHS is Failing and more Money won’t save it by Sally Pipes | Feb 26, 2018, President Trump was referring to a massive “NHS in Crisis: Fix It Now” protest that occurred on Feb. 3 in London. (Yui Mok/PA via AP) President Trump recently “slammed” socialized medicine on Twitter. He […]

By Del Meyer on 01/09/2018 1:31 PM

Ray Suarez and a NewsHour reporting team traveled to the Netherlands in September to explore the country’s innovative universal health care system, which has gained attention as a potential model for U.S. health care reform. Compare the health care systems in the Netherlands, Japan, the United States and its neighbors — Canada and Mexico– below […]

By Del Meyer on 12/09/2017 1:08 PM

Medicare is a term that refers to Canada’s publicly funded health care system. Instead of having a single national plan, we have 13 provincial and territorial health care insurance plans. Under this system, all Canadian residents have reasonable access to medically necessary hospital and physician services without paying out-of-pocket. Roles and responsibilities for health care […]

By Del Meyer on 11/09/2017 12:42 PM

For over 23 years, the Office of International Medicine Programs (IMP) at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) has cultivated global partnerships to create transformational mutual exchange in medical education, training, and research. IMP’s goal is to provide life-changing opportunities to build the capacity of other countries and share the latest advances […]

By Del Meyer on 10/25/2017 5:42 AM

Luther Country’ in Germany marks 500th anniversary of Protestant Reformation Amy S. Eckert | Chicago Tribune For the world’s roughly 800 million Protestants, a small corner of eastern Germany is their spiritual home — a place that takes on added importance this year, the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Covering an area roughly 150 […]

By Del Meyer on 10/25/2017 3:42 AM

End free care and tuition, urge Scots Jason Allardyce and John Boothman The Sunday Times | February 12 2017 Ministers are under pressure to scrap Scotland’s increasingly costly free universal public services, with a majority of Scots keen to abolish free university tuition and personal care for the elderly. A Sunday Times investigation has found […]