Friday, October 18, 2013

John Wayne on "Optimism"

Excerpts from a 1975 interview where he gives his perspective of liberal politics and political tactics sound like they could have been stated just yesterday. This is the reason John Wayne is still a true American hero. 

"The Duke's" take on liberalism is “they never listen to your point of view, and they make a decision as to what you think, and they’re articulate enough and in control of enough of the press to force that image out for the average person.”

 "Ok, Pilgrim," you just have to be a little more optimistic . . .  (I feel like I'm sitting at my grandfather's knee while listening to this bigger than life hero give a little advise.)  Thank you.
You just have to listen:

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Open Letter to Legislators on Obesity

Dear Senators McCain, Senator Flake and Congressman Franks,
I am a Family Physician, Obesity Specialist and Health Policy Fellow.  I had the opportunity to meet with your staff a few months ago and would like you to consider co-sponsoring S-1184 and/or HR-2415 the "Treat and Reduce Obesity Act." Obesity affects 34% of the population and 33% of the population in the US is overweight. Obesity is affecting military readiness and our economy using 21% of all healthcare costs.
One of the challenges I find as a physician who treats obesity daily, is that medications and therapy that is effective in treatment is not covered by Medicare services.  S-1184 will allow me as a physician to use effective medications for obesity that patient's current cannot afford.
I would love to talk with you or your staff about this bill and its effect on our treatment ability.
Please consider co-sponsorship of this bill and feel free to contact me regarding this issue at any time.
Adam S. Nally, D.O.
Board Certified Family Physician & Bariatrician
Health Policy Fellow