To round out some of the reader accounts and other reports collected in his thread, occasioned by Garry Shandling’s death…
This is part of a brand-new Thread, kicked off for this reason: As I mentioned in yesterday’s Note…
The pull-quote at the beginning of my current cover story says: Many people are discouraged about America…
"Just as cars are not all the same, Electronic Medical Records vary greatly. A Mercedes, a Maserati and a Yugo are all cars, but you certainly wouldn't accuse someone of rejecting a used Yugo as being a Luddite and hating all cars. Similarly, you shouldn't generalize physicians who reject terrible programs as hating EMR."
"Yes, there are problems in any technology implementation and there always will be. But fewer people die. Yes, it is important to connect with the patient. But fewer people die. Yes, the opportunity to pad billing is obscene. But fewer people die."
"Digital records are also being aggressively used to maximize patient billings," and other imperfections on the route to a more sensible health care system.
Reports from Oregon, and Hawaii
Even before there were Big Gulp sodas...
Our eyes, our stomachs -- something has adjusted.
For better and worse, a political choice
"You can look but you better not touch"; ways to cope with the results if you do
From the bowels of the military-industrial research complex, a product to make life better, especially in the summer time
People from up north say they have a better approach to covering and controlling medical costs. And you know what?...
Readers weigh in on the pluses and minuses of changing Medicare after the GOP House passes a bill to radically alter it
Life before Medicare was worse. The 'death tax' is part of the reason.
The impact of a presidential win today on presidential power tomorrow.
More on what the health-care vote means for America, and for the two parties, and for the creation of "Obama Democrats."
Despite the mess that is this health-care reform bill, it represents an important -- and positive -- step.
Fox News goes into national-cataclysm mode covering the big day. A proposal: let's just drop the word "news"
Ho-hum: yet another virtuoso speech performance by Obama.