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Presented without commentary… (h/t to Mark Thoma at [http://economistsview.typepad.com Economist’s View], and Yves Smith at [http://www.nakedcapitalism.com Naked Capitalism])
by bobswern
Comment Count 357 comments on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 12:24 PM PST with 435 Recommends
The United States spends nearly as much on military power as every other country in the world combined, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. It says that we ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 235 comments on Sat Dec 25, 2010 at 09:47 PM PST with 317 Recommends
I was reading this article in the New York Times today — After Surgery, Surprise $117,000 Medical Bill From Doctor He Didn’t Know — and I started thinking about how much greed is too much. At ...
by RationalThoughtProcess
Comment Count 169 comments on Sun Sep 21, 2014 at 02:54 PM PDT with 207 Recommends
has become very apparent to me as the statements and bills from the illness and treatment of my wife have begun to arrive at our house. I could show this clearly from many of them, but since it ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 153 comments on Sun Mar 10, 2013 at 03:54 PM PDT with 177 Recommends
Ever alert to defend their bottom lines, health insurers take it to the next level:
by wilderness voice
Comment Count 58 comments on Tue Aug 23, 2011 at 01:08 PM PDT with 73 Recommends
If I shined a flashlight up my left nostril, I could see the tip of what was originally diagnosed as a 6cm x 4.6cm x2.1cm nasal polyp. My husband named it Jackson, because it was certainly large ...
by estreya
Comment Count 53 comments on Sat Dec 11, 2010 at 08:11 AM PST with 40 Recommends
Hey it is great to live in America. We are the greatest country in the world. Okay that's what we say but the reality is different. Many countries have us beat when it comes to medical care and ...
by funtony47
Comment Count 23 comments on Sun Mar 15, 2015 at 03:18 AM PDT with 39 Recommends
Apologies for not having visited DailyKos in a while, and for being so woefully behind in most anything that comes beneath a mere news headline and subhead. I've been pretty sick the past few months,
by MsSpentyouth
Comment Count 36 comments on Mon Feb 15, 2010 at 12:45 PM PST with 39 Recommends
"...the human voice is different from other sounds. It can be heard over noises that bury everything else. Even when it is not shouting. Even if it's just a whisper. Even the lowest whisper can ...
by praenomen
Comment Count 16 comments on Tue Sep 14, 2010 at 07:21 PM PDT with 29 Recommends
Just in the time for this week's one year anniversary of the passage of the Affordable Care Act, a new study by ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 7 comments on Sun Mar 20, 2011 at 12:30 PM PDT with 28 Recommends
As the immediate shock of the movie theater shooting in Aurora, CO subsides, hard realities are starting to set in. The first funerals are starting to take place and ...
by eXtina
Comment Count 11 comments on Thu Jul 26, 2012 at 06:54 AM PDT with 26 Recommends
The purpose of this diary is to establish a clear case for "Medicare Buy In" that is politically robust. The diary will show that the extension of Medicare on a non-subsidized basis will save the ...
by TruthMerchant
Comment Count 13 comments on Thu Jan 06, 2011 at 04:27 PM PST with 23 Recommends
by Something the Dog Said
Comment Count 59 comments on Thu Jan 12, 2012 at 06:18 AM PST with 21 Recommends
Back in September 2009, Republicans made the unfortunate selection of Louisiana Congressman and physician Charles Boustany to ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 6 comments on Thu Feb 10, 2011 at 10:25 AM PST with 18 Recommends
I've written before on my medical bills and I will probably write on them again after this. The reason is simple. Medical bills are out of control. A simple office visit where you get to see the ...
by funtony47
Comment Count 18 comments on Wed Feb 04, 2015 at 03:32 AM PST with 14 Recommends
I have from time to time brought to attention here stories written by my homeboy, business writer Alain Sherter. He's written a story that I think that you may want to read. [http://www.marketwatch.
by Seneca Doane
Comment Count 3 comments on Wed Mar 17, 2010 at 07:41 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
I helped save over $1,200 of tax payer money last night! One of my part time jobs is with a private ambulance service in a major city. Most of our work is moving people from one medical center to ...
by DrillSgtK
Comment Count 8 comments on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 11:08 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
Of all of the things that have infuriated me about the McCain/Palin campaign this election season, it is that they seem to have blatantly used the fact that Sarah Palin as ...
by Political Mamma
Comment Count 14 comments on Thu Oct 23, 2008 at 12:20 PM PDT with 11 Recommends
Well just took a look at the mail from yesterday and found a letter from Pain Management. Oh well another bill I thought. Nope, actually it was more in the way of an extortion demand. I have ...
by funtony47
Comment Count 8 comments on Sun May 17, 2015 at 10:40 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/15/opinion/why-drugs-cost-so-much.html?smid=fb-sha I wrote a diary this week asking why someone representing the ACA for our country doesn't buy drugs in bulk for all ...
by Vet63
Comment Count 21 comments on Thu Jan 15, 2015 at 08:34 PM PST with 8 Recommends