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jtaylor's picture
Monday, March 3, 2008 - 11:28am

Been to Disneyland. Once. Maybe go again, if some future grandkid insists.


Been to hospitals (as patient, visitor, employee) enough times to be occasionally surprised, regularly dismayed, sometimes angered, infrequently completely satisfied and always wanting to improve the experience.


Now the Army is trying an infusion of the Disney culture. They paid Disney $800,000 to dialyze the crappy atmosphere at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, where the media showcased injured vets living in squalor with care lost in an arsenal of hurry-up-and-wait, shut-up-your-face.


wholderman's picture
Monday, March 3, 2008 - 11:12am

Okay folks, I still write checks and use cash.....I do very little online, so I'm not about to put my healthcare information on there! I'm usually one to try new things and think of myself as quite progressive, but I'm just not comfortable with the Google option of Health records on the Web. It's going to take alot of prodding for this consumer to store my data in portable electronic files!


jtaylor's picture
Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 3:45pm

I told you we'd hear more. Bob Sillen got fired earlier this year as the almost unfettered overseer of reforming California's dangerous prison health care system. And now the state Office of Inspector General (OIG) has reviewed his (and his staff's) spending habits.


Looks like the easiest to explain (though Sillen apparently couldn't say who went or why) was a bill for $432 for one-night's stay for five staffers in Hanford. (What, no ice cream at Superior?)


wholderman's picture
Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 10:12am

YouTube service was disrupted on 2/24/08....this apparently was an effort by a foreign government to block access to some video clips they did not agree with. The government's telecommunications authority regulator of that nation's telecom, ordered the internet service providers to block access to a SPECIFIC YouTube video. But in a bizarre twist, the government's efforts to block the clip wound up affecting YouTube users world-wide.


jtaylor's picture
Wednesday, February 27, 2008 - 3:24pm

Part of the glib gab about health care reform in the U.S. goes this way: "Every person should be guaranteed a basic level of care (appendix removal, broken arm fixed -- the VW Beatle, Yugo, frugal car, standard-of-care of the moment), and those who can afford more (fanny implants, kidney transplant, stem cell therapy) should be allowed to buy more expensive (Bugatti, Ferrari, Pagani) care."