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Saying “NO” to corporate healthcare fraud — Michael Schmidt in Vitality

Writing in Vitality magazine, Helke Ferrie leads her latest screed on health politics, titled “The Intelligent Revolution: How Citizens, Scientists, and Even Politicians are Saying No to Corporate Healthcare Fraud“, with a discussion of Michael Schmidt’s message at last month’s Total Health show in Toronto. Here’s an excerpt:

Michael Schmidt talks to the press. Photo by Andrea Lemieux, via Vitality magazine

“He’s a man way out there in the blue, riding on a smile and a shoeshine. And when they start not smiling back – that’s an earthquake.”

– Death of a Salesman (1949) by Arthur Miller

Saying No! is a social responsibility none of us may safely ignore. Heroes reveal the fact of oppression and demand opposition; their example helps us to build courage, but in the end each one of us must act personally. Continue reading

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