After a sick birthday week-end, not too thrilled to be up and running (and I mean running ... to the bathroom). So here's the news:
Paul Krugman on why Medicare saves money. So, he says, we shouldn't raise the eligibility age or do anything else that reduces the number of people who get health care from Medicare because it's the most economical way to get health care. Dem Congressman agrees that Medicare is our opportunity to save money, so eliminating it would be worse.
Larry Summers -- back in private sector -- says we need to pump more money into the economy and further decrease payroll taxes to get the economy back on track.
Enough playing around on the debt limit. It's time to get down to business.
This is SUCH an important story. People with disabilities are on waiting list for critical, basic care. You don't know it until you're there, but there aren't enough personal care assistants, residential placements, or even nursing home beds in desirable areas. What are people supposed to do?
Nurses keep sights on health overhaul.
What to say -- and what not to say -- when addressing a sick friend or relative. This is a GREAT one - don't miss it. And how to address a mom with a sick baby.
The LA Times Answers Readers: What if a provider ignores your advanced directive, and can you get hospital prices ahead of time?
A judge in New York who resolved medical malpractice cases before they get to trial.
And that's it -- unless you want to see lewd pics of Anthony Weaver, smiling pics of Gabrielle Gifford, or news about the Tony Awards, all of which you can get in lots of other places!
So have a great day. Jennifer