Be sure to read this update from Jonathan Cohn at TNR. He explains how the White House has thrown down a fairly concrete marker on cost-cutting by privately supporting a proposal by Sen. Jay Rockefeller to put more teeth into the government's Medicare cost containment mechanism. As Cohn notes, hospitals and doctors and care providers are going to fight this provision tooth and emanel.
Age discrimination affects us all. Who cares about youth? James Hamblin turns to his colleague Jeffrey Goldberg for advice.