We like to leave no stone unturned around here to bring you the science behind things. Thus this handy-dandy illustration of the Akin understanding of ladyparts. You’re welcome.
Category Archives: health care
Here’s the inimitable Suzy Sampson, a semi-regular here at 9thousandfeet, taking the health-care pulse of the nation on the anniversary of our independence. She’s in the South, of course, and it’s never difficult there to find someone willing to put their finger on the problem … It’s being going to hell, for, um, most, y’know, [...]
Since the new handy-dandy health care plan is now Constitutional, and thus the law, and since it’s unlikely to be repealed (for a lot of reasons) before it becomes fully operational in 2014, maybe it’s time to get out a pencil and figure out how to surf the new rules as inexpensively as possible. I [...]
OK, so the ACA is now Constitutional, despite the insistence of Rand Paul that it is not because, well, he doesn’t like it; “Just because a couple people on the Supreme Court declare something to be ‘constitutional’ does not make it so. The whole thing remains unconstitutional. While the court may have erroneously come to [...]
Let’s hope we all have one. Can’t believe anyone can look at this chart and still say the ACA -flawed as it is- isn’t better than doing nothing.
One of Barack Obama’s college professors, one Roberto Unger, has made a smallish splash in the news recently by declaring his conviction that Obama’s defeat in November is essential. His reasoning is nothing like that of the GOP mouthpieces, if the word “reasoning” is applicable in a context like that, indeed it’s quite the reverse. [...]
This is copied from a comment on the Guardian which is talking about making the elderly share the burden of cuts. So far it’s received over 1,000 agrees. Here’s excerpt from an article from the British Medical Journal showing the tactics of this agenda. Unfortunately it’s a pay site, so I couldn’t read more. So [...]
…here’s a handy-dandy little graphic which touches some of the bases here in the US. This I found referenced in an article by Jim Demaine MD, which is itself worth a read; In our country, we’ve built up a huge medical-industrial system that can do lots of good but at a huge cost. It seems [...]
There’s not much that both Adam Smith and Karl Marx agreed upon, but both discuss the tendency of capitalism toward monopoly. They’re not the only ones of course. Here’s a series of graphic representations of the current trends. First the Banking industry; The nation’s 10 largest financial institutions hold 54 percent of our total financial [...]
Some days a piece pops up which articulates something so well, so broadly and comprehensively and yet so accessibly that it’s riveting. Today was such a day, and I cannot do other than pass this one along as is, complete with annotated references. This is the kind of thing that makes me wish I had [...]