27 July 2009


In which I play reporter and interview ACEP President Dr. Nick Jouriles about health care reform. That guy can curse like a longshoreman!

Actually, he was very good.  I was impressed by his wonk-fu when it comes both to the nerdery of health care policy and the ability to understand and navigate the political arena.

Part one of three is up now at The Central Line.

If anyone cares, I used a transcription service called We Scribe It to get the conversation typed out.  It was long; over fifteen pages unedited.  But the cost was tolerable, actually excellent for the amount of time it saved me.  I found out about them on Twitter of all places.  Who says Twitter is a colossal waste of time?  Well, I guess I do, but at least one productive thing has come of it.


  1. At least 34 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, caused by conditions including arthritis, lower back problems, neuralgia, or migraine headaches. Some 15 million working Americans have pain on a chronic basis.
    Having injured my back this summer, I have come to learn a lot about pain firsthand. Pain can be hard to define. It means different things to different people and your own perception of pain can change over time. For some people, acknowledging pain is a sign of weakness. What most people don't realize is that pain is a medical problem -- and that it can be treated.
    How do you measure your pain? It is difficult. No lab tests or X-rays can convey to your doctor what you are feeling , it indicates findrxonline in his article about this topic.But even when pain is intense, many people struggle to find the words to describe it to the doctor. It is important to understand whether you suffer from acute or chronic pain.


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