Archive: Chisara N. Asomugha
Regardless of where you fall on the political spectrum, one thing is true: these are historic times.
By Chisara N. Asomugha | April 2, 2010; 08:31 AM ET | Comments (2)
America has stood at the bus stop waiting for health-care reform to show up. Now, however, it seems that expectations have not been in vain; health-care reform is on the horizon. But between passage and implementation in 2013, three things will likely occur.
By Chisara N. Asomugha | January 15, 2010; 02:58 AM ET | Comments (3)
Though we have heard the insurance companies' fears, listened to the concerns of the elderly and convened meetings with health-care professionals, the voice of children remains muted.
By Chisara N. Asomugha | October 23, 2009; 12:01 AM ET | Comments (1)
There must be a paradigm shift in how we value and promote health in America--whether we regard ourselves as one nation or a nation of independent individuals accountable only to one's self. Will we stand true to universal coverage? To health and wellness?
By Chisara N. Asomugha | October 13, 2009; 09:25 PM ET | Comments (0)
Sen. Kennedy's extraordinary contributions to American society not only defined a generation but will remain the impetus for a greater visionary spirit for generations to come.
By Chisara N. Asomugha | August 26, 2009; 02:25 PM ET | Comments (0)
Have you ever noticed that when "public" is used descriptively in conversation -- public school, public transportation, public (or county) hospital -- the quality of the item is called into question?
By Chisara N. Asomugha | August 7, 2009; 07:43 PM ET | Comments (5)
With the momentum he obtained during his campaign, the President was able to garner support from influential stakeholders for his vision -- even PhRMA came to the table! Yet now, whether for political expediency or because of a sincere fear of the unknown, members of both parties in Congress are exercising extreme caution in moving forward on this historic piece of legislation.
By Chisara N. Asomugha | July 28, 2009; 06:13 PM ET | Comments (1)
Nigerians have a proclivity towards speaking in idioms and proverbs. Here's one time where adopting my mother's penchant for the same can speak volumes: Prevention is better than cure.
By Chisara N. Asomugha | July 22, 2009; 07:29 AM ET | Comments (0)
But, this is one time where all of us, rich or poor, sick or healthy must look in the mirror and ask what investment we can make to improve our (collective and individual) health.
By Chisara N. Asomugha | July 14, 2009; 11:50 AM ET | Comments (5)
Is the goal of mandated health insurance to insure health or to ensure access to health care when needed? If it is to insure health, recent analysis from the RAND Corporation, suggests that the effect on health of mandated coverage may be modest.
By Chisara N. Asomugha | July 10, 2009; 07:10 AM ET | Comments (0)
Our health-care workforce includes a dynamic group of individuals willing to go above and beyond the call of duty for the sake of another, a testament to the notion that health care ought to be a right, not a privilege.
By Chisara N. Asomugha | June 30, 2009; 09:34 PM ET | Comments (6)
I had become used to the idea that wait-times to see specialists or surgeons were especially long. But for primary care? Primary care is our bread-and-butter, our first line of defense against disease. What good is insurance if you can not see a physician for routine care?
By Chisara N. Asomugha | June 10, 2009; 11:07 AM ET | Comments (3)