David A. Swanson

Posting Citizen Journalist • Member since Mar 31, 2020

David A. Swanson is Edward A. Dickson Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of California Riverside. He served as a member of the U. S. Census Bureau’s Scientific Advisory Committee for six years (2004-10) and chaired the committee for two years (2009-2010). In addition to serving as an expert witness and testifying before Congress, state legislatures and local government bodies, he has produced over 104 refereed sole- and co-authored journal articles and nine books, mainly dealing with demography. He also has edited or co-edited four additional books and Google Scholar shows more than 5,700 citations to his work. in addition to two Fulbright grants, he has received many other academic and professional grants and awards. Aided by the G.I. Bill, his B.Sc. is from Western Washington State College (now known as Western Washington University), and his Ph.D. and M.A. are from the University of Hawai’i. He also holds a Graduate Diploma in Social Sciences from the University of Stockholm. Swanson speaks Swedish reasonably well but his Finnish is so bad as to be embarrassing: "Se on huono."

Articles by David A. Swanson

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"I wonder if there is a difference in satisfaction levels between those who have a medicare advantage plan with an insurance company or a group of private practive physians, on [...]

Mar 06, 2023 on
Rise of Medicare Advantage – Creation of a Myth

"You nailed the paradox as well as Doc Daneeka nailed it for Yossarian.

Feb 27, 2023 on
A Cruel Joke From The VA and Congress

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Feb 15, 2023 on
Never Too Late to Shout About It

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Dec 07, 2022 on
Oath Keepers and Stolen Valor

"I would argue that Medeicare is aleady privatized. There is no national health care system beyond the Veterans Administration and possibly a few other federal organizations such as the Bureau [...]

Nov 28, 2022 on
Medicare Part C - The "C" Is For Crap