Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day Abbreviated Edition

I'm taking today off, but there were a few gems I couldn't ignore:

If we want the GOP to increase the debt ceiling, the Ryan plan to end Medicare as we know it must be on the table. So the GOP offers us a choice -- default on our debt and destabilize the world economy or trash Medicare and give people vouchers to make the insurance companies rich by forcing all the seniors to buy commercial health insurance. That's a heck of a choice to have to make. How do we get past this logjam?

GOP Governors who oppose health reform are working on getting exchanges ready to sell health insurance in their states, accepting millions of dollars of federal grant money in the process.

As more doctors join hospital staffs instead of private practice, the profession seems to lean to the left a bit.

Is it okay to deny a child medical care due to one's religion?

That's it for health news today. Let's remember all who serve -- and give thoughts and prayers (if you're so inclined) for our friends in Joplin, Missouri, who have nothing, as my dear friend Susan Campbell documents on her blog. Jennifer

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