Thursday, November 06, 2008

NaBloPoMo, Day 6: Turn That Tide!

Cool article in the Times about a federal court ruling against a Bush administration Medicare policy of paying for only "the least costly" treatment. Making health care decisions based on cost and not what is clinically appropriate is more American than apple pie! Sigh. Especially when it comes to the poor and elderly, who we all know are just not worth as much.

Did you see Sicko? The look of disbelief and pity in the eyes of the British doctors as Moore asked them if they made medical decisions based on cost was almost too much to bear. So this ruling is a droplet of sanity in an insane sea and yes, THAT IS WHAT TAXES SHOULD PAY FOR. If that makes me a socialist I guess so are all the corporate bankers at AIG who were more than happy to get their government bailout AND their spa treatment. Oh yeah and everyone that expects the police to respond to a 911 call and not get a bill for it later.

In another health matter, take this Weird Body Quiz and see how you do. I only got 6 out of ten correct, one of those being the fart question.

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