Tumortown | Culture | Vanity Fair

Still and all, this is both an exhilarating and a melancholy time to have a cancer like mine. Exhilarating, because my calm and scholarly oncologist, Dr. Frederick Smith, can design a chemo-cocktail that has already shrunk some of my secondary tumors, and can “tweak” said cocktail to minimize certain nasty side effects. That wouldn’t have been possible when Updike was writing his book or when Nixon was proclaiming his “war.” But melancholy too, because new peaks of medicine are rising and new treatments beginning to be glimpsed, and they have probably come too late for me.

via Tumortown | Culture | Vanity Fair.

An excellent writer describing his cancer experience.  Not to be missed.

Destitute Companies Get Health Insurance Pass From Feds | WhiteCoat’s Call Room

Why repeal the new health care law? Just get a waiver so you don’t have to comply.

via Destitute Companies Get Health Insurance Pass From Feds | WhiteCoat’s Call Room.

Terrific post.

It’s also a disgrace.  It’s disgraceful that big companies continue to get anything they want from our increasingly dysfunctional government.

I am not an Obamacare fan, and would like it repealed, with smaller, more focused Bipartisan fixes, but if the government is going to pass something then roll over this easily to special interests… it’s already worse than useless.