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Monday, October 1, 2007 - 12:05pm

At least I can move ahead -- the doc said I could take my braced, bum knee out to the driving range and roll back the clock to pre-dislocation.


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Tuesday, September 25, 2007 - 1:16am

Some news items sure to get blood boiling or words flying.


Illegal immigrants qualify for emergency medical coverage. However, the federal government has now told New York State that it won't pay the federal share of the costs for those who need chemotherapy. Thus, the New York Times reported, the feds will subsidize a breast screening for poor undocumented women, but won't pay for their treatment.


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Friday, September 21, 2007 - 1:16pm

List-making, it's a life preserver for those suffering from CRS ("can't remember stuff").  Lists are especially helpful in health care. However, here are high and low points.


I'm on a bunch of really nifty listserves. One comes from kaisernetwork.org , a product of the Kaiser Family Foundation. Anybody can subscribe. The listserve is a digest, with links, of the day's key health care developments in Washington and as cited by newspapers elsewhere.


Here's a sampling of the headlines from the Kaiser Daily Health Policy Report of Sept. 21, 2006:


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Wednesday, September 19, 2007 - 1:55pm

The groom's father is basically just supposed to show up. And remember that he's supposed to pay for the rehearsal dinner. And buy a swell wedding gift. Well, with a teenie-tiny reminder or two, I did my job.


However, since this is the health care biz, and in the interest of full disclosure, here's what my wife packed in her emergency bags if things went sideways at the wedding (they didn't at least not while we were there).  I think this is where somebody yells "semper paratus!"


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Friday, September 14, 2007 - 10:39am

Do any of these fit your definition of irony?


POINT: The American Cancer Society has switched its advertising strategy this year from anti-smoking to advocating for universal health coverage. That spawned a Sept. 14 scolding op-ed in the Wall Street Journal by former New York lieutenant governor Betsy McCaughey who wrote, in part: