An example of the insanity of healthcare costs in regards to billing. What's not mentioned is that the inflated price also covers the hospitals' costs of treating the uninsured (and unable to pay). There's lots of things in that article. Still think single-payor is such a bad idea? (Grokked from Jay Lake)
Say, you know that "Texas Miracle" that the Perry Camp is trying to get us all to buy into. You know, smaller government, no stimulus, blah, blah, poot, oops, sorry. So, besides filling Texas' Budget Gap (did I mention, 2nd biggest compared to GDP) with Stimulus Money (ya know, after railing against the Stimulus and how he'd never accept that dirty cash), turns out the majority of those jobs he created were public sector jobs, with the stimulus money. How's that for small government? Okay, how about we compare job growth vis a vis population growth? Hmm. Texas comes in dead last. What you're witnessing, folks, it myth making in action. I'd rather buy the snake oil, it's cheaper and you can get over the stomach aches quicker than four years with that shyster. (second link grokked from Paolo Bacigalupi)
Fareed Zakaria with an op-ed on conservatism losing touch with reality. I'll say it again, we actually have real experiments in these things (economy, social programs, etc), and the results all run counter to current conservative ideology. (Grokked from Jay Lake)
Dear Gov. Kasich, the time to compromise was before you rammed SB down out throats. As for you're line about being a "believer in talking," sorry, gotta call bull on that. Say, here's an opportunity to learn, Governor. Maybe leading from the center might be a good idea. You could try that. Oh, and that bus you ran us over with. It's coming around, this time you're not driving.