Author Archives: AJ Layon

About AJ Layon

AJ Layon was, for 28 years, at the University of Florida College of Medicine, in the Division of Critical Care Medicine, in Gainesville, FL. For the approximately 10 years until September 2011, he was Professor and Chief of Critical Care Medicine at UF; In September of 2011 he became System Director and Co-Chairman of Critical Care Medicine in PA; this ended in 2017. He serves as a Physician in the Surgical Group with Médecins sans Frontières (MSF, Doctors without Borders). While his interests are primarily related to health care, health care reform, and ethical issues, as a citizen of our United States and our world, he will occasionally opine on issues of our "time and destiny". Follow on Twitter @ajlayon

1940 – North Dakota Writers Project Ethnic Files

1940 – ND Writers Project Ethnic Files

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Response to Robert Gebelhoff Editorial – Progressives can’t be trusted with Medicare-for-all

Gentle Reader – Mr. Gebelhoff, an assistant editor and opinions contributor for the Washington Post, published the above-cited piece today, 3 January, 2019. I detail the URL for the piece below, and then detail a brief criticism laying out why … Continue reading

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From Tel Aviv, Marc Lamont Hill’s Palestine comments don’t sound so wrong to me | Opinion

Gentle Reader – This piece was published today by AB Gutman, writing for the Philadelphia Enquirer. It is superb. AB gets that either there is justice for all of us, or there is no justice. Read. TEL AVIV, Israel — … Continue reading

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They Lied, It Really Is That Simple – Viet Nam

“…Even as [President Johnson] resisted JCS requests to intensify the air campaign, he emphasized the ground war in the South. Sending US troops to fight in the South seemed the least expensive course of action [italics mine] in terms of … Continue reading

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What Can Happen While Our Attention is Elsewhere – Mike Stuchbery

Gentle Reader – I need to explain a couple of things. Firstly, this started as a Health Blog and continues to be one. Yet as you can see from the Headers of the “Home” page, I define health rather broadly. … Continue reading

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How Did We Get Here? – Violent Authoritarianism or Fascism in America?

“…Speculations about the future depend upon an accurate analysis of the past…” [1]   Sweeping our country today is a serious menace. One of racism and its brother, anti-Semitism; abuse of refugees and their children; separation of children from parents, … Continue reading

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A Taste of What We Need To Do: Is “Medicare For All” Enough?

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Gentle Reader – Here are a couple of pieces I wrote rapidly and placed on Twitter recently. I have begun work on a book, directed at my fellow citizens, to discuss these issues. read and comment please! The first part … Continue reading

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Trump’s Child Policy

Listen to the children cry. THIS is Trump’s policy on children. Put them in Trump Camps. The Nazis and Stalinists did this.

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It Matters: The Individual Mandate

It appears that, barring some action by the Courts, the Republican Tax “Reform” will become law. While there is much to criticize about this bill, including the massive transfer of wealth from the middle and working class to the rich, … Continue reading

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A Poor Neighborhood In Chicago Looks To Cuba To Fight Infant Mortality

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By Miles Bryan, WBEZ JANUARY 10, 2018 REPUBLISH THIS STORY Dr. Kathy Tossas-Milligan (left), an epidemiologist with the University of Illinois at Chicago, interviews Yolanda Flowers as part of a pilot project to study the high infant mortality rate in … Continue reading

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