Annals of fucked up metaphors

As a group of U.S. politicians prepared to vote on a measure intended to delay implementation of a federal effort to extend health care to uninsured Americans, one of them, a Republican Texas congressman named John Culberson, was quoted thus: “I said, like 9/11, ‘let’s roll!’” It is a reference to the words attributed to …

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On health care policy, a personal story

I’m not watching C-Span today: Consider this, published by a team of U.S. health care researchers in 2004: “Lack of health insurance causes roughly 18,000 unnecessary deaths every year in the United States.” That was five years ago. The quiet tragedy associated with a lack of health insurance has continued, the numbers growing in the …

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