Monthly Archives: August 2009

In Memoriam

The Defense Department last week identified the following American military personnel killed in Afghanistan and Iraq:Kurt R. Curtiss, 27, of Murray, Utah; staff sergeant, Army. Curtiss was shot and killed Wednesday in eastern Afghanistan's Paktika province, southwest of Kabul, as his … Continue reading

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Blunt Lies about Health Care

So. Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) said recently:  "I'm 59. In either Canada or Great Britain, if I broke my hip, I couldn't get it replaced." This is what's known in polite society as "untrue." It is also what's known as … Continue reading

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Rescission

A follow-up to yesterday's post:  The way insurance companies make a profit is by accepting the money you or your company pays them for your policy, and then denying you care when you actually need it. This is understandable, from … Continue reading

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A Quick Health Care Reminder

Just because it's a central fact and it sometimes gets obscured: The way insurance companies make money is by accepting your money and then denying you care. The more care they can deny, the less they have to pay doctors … Continue reading

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In Memoriam

The Defense Department last week identified the following American military personnel who died in Afghanistan and Kuwait or at a U.S. military hospital:Dennis J. Burrow, 23, of Naples, Fla.; lance corporal, Marine Corps. Burrow was killed in combat Aug. 7 in … Continue reading

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In Memoriam

The Defense Department last week identified the following American military personnel killed in Afghanistan and Iraq or who died at a military hospital of their injuries:James D. Argentine, 22, of Farmingdale, N.Y.; lance corporal, Marine Corps. Argentine was among four Marines … Continue reading

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Pre-existing Conditions

Such as, say, living.  So. Sarah Palin wrote recently:  The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama's "death panel" so his … Continue reading

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