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Category: 50 Words or Less
CNBC tries to “debate” health care
Dare you to make it through this entire “debate.” Oh, it’s embarrassing.
Right to lie…
Two of the three largest U.S. tobacco companies filed suit against federal authorities Monday, claiming a law that gives the U.S. Food and Drug Administration new authority over tobacco violates their right to free speech.
The “right” to free speech (and sympathy) may have been taken away moments following this charade:
Colorful life expectancy
There seems to be an issue in the midsouth/rustbelt.
From Gene Expression. Posted because of the graphic’s beauty.
Posting will be light over the course of the week as I transition to a warmer climate.
UPDATE! Internet service to be installed Wednesdayish—gosh I’m dependent on that thing.
Rose colored reform…
If only it were this easy…:
If we could prevent even a small percentage of people from becoming obese and developing these conditions, the costs of health care could go down far enough to cover everyone’s insurance.
It’s A-L-L about the relationships (one of many “soft” skills):
Q: If you were to be a business student again, would you do anything differently?
A: I’d take more qualitative, not quantitative courses.
And don’t forget it.
That’s Kip Kirkpatrick talking to the Chicago Tribune.
A follow-up from yesterday’s bankruptcy post, below. Megan McArdle:
Yet upon closer examination, it turns out that it is not just wrong, but actively, aggressively wrong. Warren and her co-authors have obscured important and obvious facts that call the integrity of the work into serious question.
For those of us less-well-versed in academic critique it’s worth, well worth, the read.
Medical bills are behind more than 60 percent of U.S. personal bankruptcies, U.S. researchers reported on Thursday in a report they said demonstrates that healthcare reform is on the wrong track.
More than 75 percent of these bankrupt families had health insurance but still were overwhelmed by their medical debts, the team at Harvard Law School, Harvard Medical School and Ohio University reported in the American Journal of Medicine.
Observing the health care worker in its native habitat…
Christian Crumlish, curator of Yahoo’s Pattern Design Library:
When you’re doing interaction design you often start by studying people’s behavior in the wild, because you want to map and facilitate what they already do.