Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Hump Day Headlines

I think maybe my body is having a hard time adjusting to the time change. I overslept again today. Or maybe that's just because I was logged onto a computer from 4 am to 8 pm yesterday! Ya think?!!! Oh, well. Here's the news:

A moot court in Los Angeles is a preview of the health reform Supreme Court arguments. Is the health reform law already running a deficit? Not quite, according to WaPo's fact checker. Actually, the costs have fallen slightly. So says the newest Congressional Budget Office estimates.

Health care generally is better in higher income neighborhoods. No big surprise.

California insurers are fighting hard to stop the state from starting to regulate health insurance premium rate hikes. If they hadn't price-gouged for so long, this wouldn't have become necessary. I am not feeling their pain.

Connecticut wants to let someone other than a nurse administer medication to a Medicaid beneficiary in the home.

A new rule requires disabled access to hotel swimming pools, effective tomorrow. Some pools will close, at least until the hotels are sure of exactly what they have to do in order to comply.

All red meat is bad for you. It increases the risk of premature death. But if you're going to stop eating red meat -- I eat almost none already -- be sure you get your B12 and other nutrients some other way.

British experts want doctors to stop using metal on metal hip joints. They have to be fixed or replaced more often than other types.

Believe it or not, that's all I have for today. This may be the shortest blog post ever! No news is good news, right? Have a great day! Jennifer

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