The Real Loser in the Midterms: Individuality

Dr. Marilyn Singleton: Sadly, the focus on victimization has expanded to all Americans. The key to getting votes was to let people know how miserably unfair their lives are.

Healthcare is this Year’s Political Football

Dr. Marilyn Singleton: Healthcare is the political football of the midterm elections. But unlike the game of football, there are no rules.

Judge Kavanaugh’s Character Assassins Could Be Controlling Your Medical Care

Dr. Marilyn Singleton: Can we trust our medical care to legislators who are willing to sacrifice their integrity on the altar of partisan politics — legislators who are willing to destroy a man’s life in their naked quest for power?

Expanded and Improved Medicare for All: Beware of Greeks Bearing Broccoli

Dr. Marilyn Singleton: Not only will the Medicare benefits decrease as the money runs out, patients will see real world consequences of total control.

Mission Possible: Saving Freedom in Medical Care

Dr. Marilyn Singleton: Independent medical practices will lead the way to achieve great affordable medical care through competition and consumer choice.

The Courage to Trust Medical Care to Patients and Physicians

Dr. Marilyn Singleton: It’s time for Congress to bring to the floor over a dozen bills to expand and improve Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) to give patients more control over all facets of their medical care.

Disrupt This: Jettison Medicare and Medicaid

Dr. Marilyn Singleton: “Disruptive innovation” is all the buzz. Repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is so last year. Well, disrupt this: repeal Medicare and Medicaid and get the government out of the medical care business.

The Expendables: There’s More to Life than Death

Dr. Marilyn Singleton: April 16th begins a week of National Healthcare Decisions Days. Hopefully, this week will encourage honest discussions not only about a so-called “good death” but the value of an individual’s life.

Patients and Physicians Unite: You Have Nothing to Lose but Your Chains

Dr. Marilyn Singleton: Congress, please act on a few simple reforms that will help everyone and hurt no one—except the drug lobbies and middlemen.

A Health Savings Account Could Save Your Life

Marilyn Singleton: We dread the day when “algo-medicine” devoid of human emotion, intuition, or instinct will say Sell! (to the mortician) when the patient hits 70? Buy! if the baby has no problems discerned on prenatal ultrasound?

There’s More To Black History Than Slavery

Marilyn Singleton: In today’s climate where some black leaders imply that white Americans are racists, only personal experiences can slay that fire-breathing dragon.

Demons, Halos, and the Nocebo Effect

Marilyn Singleton: The political nocebo effect is a sister of the age-old propaganda tool of demonizing the opposition rather than promoting one’s own position. Today, the demon is a far less discrete group: all men, with a special place in political hell for white men.

Medical Care in 2018: Ring Out the Broken Promises and Bring In Solutions

Dr. Marilyn Singleton: ObamaCare’s individual mandate is dead. It’s time to use our healthcare dollars wisely and pay for the medical care, not the middlemen.

Squeezing The Joy Out Of Medicine

Marilyn Singleton: The new medicine is forcing the remaining independent physicians to devolve from trusted confidants to automatons in order to survive.

Money, Media, and Medical Care

Dr. Marilyn Singleton: Sadly, influence peddling has become the norm. But your health is too precious to be bought and sold. Your physician should be the top “influencer” for you.

Congressional Platitudes and Glittering Generalities About Health Care

Dr. Marilyn Singleton: The Affordable Care Act produced an unrecognizable version of insurance. The ACA and its health care reform progeny must go.