Nearly 47 million Americans are uninsured. The first year of cancer treatment costs Americans $2.3 billion in time lost to travel, and waiting for and receiving treatment. We get hammered with so much bad news daily that it's fair to wonder why we should get out of bed.
Thank God for New York City. Last December it became the nation's first major city to drastically limit PHVOs (how's that for a snickerdoodle of an acronymn?) at its 20,000-plus restaurants.