What ACEP Can Learn from the Federal Health Reform Process « The Central Line

This is just a very quick off the cuff, personal assessment, from many miles away from Capitol Hill, of what ACEP can learn from the health reform process we have just gone through.

via What ACEP Can Learn from the Federal Health Reform Process « The Central Line.

So, essentially we were represented, nobody listened, and the answer is to spend more money on the same arrangement to hope for a different outcome?

Color me skeptical.

Jane Hamsher: Fact Sheet: The Truth About the Health Care Bill

Congress may be too far down the road with this bill to change course. But before Democrats cast this vote which could turn “ban the mandate” into “gay marriage” for the GOP in 2010, they should consider the first rule of patient safety: first, do no harm.

Myth 1: This is a universal health care bill.

Fact: The bill is neither universal health care nor universal health insurance. According to the Congressional Budget Office:

* Total uninsured in 2019 with no bill: 54 million

* Total uninsured in 2019 with Senate bill: 24 million

via Jane Hamsher: Fact Sheet: The Truth About the Health Care Bill.

Relatively safe link to HuffPo.  Libs hate this bill, too, though for different reasons than me.

Pictured: amazing X-ray of Chinese teenager with 10 inch knife embedded in his head – Telegraph

The 16 year-old amazingly survived the attacked after a fight with a local gang at an internet café where he worked in Mishazi, Jilin province, China’s northeast.

via Pictured: amazing X-ray of Chinese teenager with 10 inch knife embedded in his head – Telegraph.

Don’t miss the photo of the xray.

Really redefines hacking…