The Great American Health Care Panic


   By: Michael Kruse/Politico.com LEVITTOWN, Pa.—With whiffs of cigarette smoke wafting from the adjoining Band Box bar, surrounded by the nonstop clatter of bowling pins, Donna Brown and Kaci Rickert sat across from each other at a little low table one recent evening at the shabby, homey Levittown Lanes. The women’s league teammates ate saladContinue reading “The Great American Health Care Panic”

what if he wants to die?


My neighbor approached me yesterday about a neighbor who is in his eighties.   He wants to die she said.  he leaves his door open, he is not eating, his friend is doing everything for him, but he wants to die.  He’s not doing well, he can’t walk without falling down.   I don’t know what toContinue reading “what if he wants to die?”

If These Five States Get Their Way, Millions Could Be at Risk of Losing Health Insurance


The Trump administration is considering requests to impose time limits on Medicaid coverage. At least five states are seeking permission to limit the time that residents can receive health care through Medicaid, and the Trump administration is considering whether to grant it. The insurance program covers about one in five Americans, mostly low- and moderate-income individuals lacking affordableContinue reading “If These Five States Get Their Way, Millions Could Be at Risk of Losing Health Insurance”

Magician: LOOK HERE! Not Here


He got us!   A good Magician distracts the audience, he gets the audience to look right as he is working left.   Several major stories broke the day, he attacked Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough on Twitter  The administration was aware of the stories. These stories would have normally dominated the news. Especially theContinue reading “Magician: LOOK HERE! Not Here”

India: Rolls Royces, Movies, Super Plush Hospital Rooms: Private Indian hospitals go luxe for growth


A cafe in the lobby premises is pictured at the Fortis Memorial Hospital at Gurgaon on the outskirts of New Delhi.- Reuters  The fact that you actually come for surgery or medical treatment would be an incidental part of the experience,” ABV Group Chief Executive Advet Bhambhani told Reuters. A hip replacement, for example, canContinue reading “India: Rolls Royces, Movies, Super Plush Hospital Rooms: Private Indian hospitals go luxe for growth”

Swedish union takes swipe at US lifestyle


Swedish paternal leave came up smelling all roses. Screengrab from TCO By:Ann Törnkvis/The Local Swedish blue-collar trade unionists have exported the Swedish Model to the glamorous backdrop of Los Angeles, at least in its latest advertising push to extol the virtues of Sweden’s work-life balance. The Swedish garden-party essential, a good game of kubb, takes place not on a suburbanContinue reading “Swedish union takes swipe at US lifestyle”