Friday, May 31, 2013

Late Morning LinkFest

■ HHS Secretary Shecantbeserious sure loves her slushies. No, not that kind, this kind:

"A little-noticed part of [the ObamaTax] channels some $12.5 billion into a vaguely defined “Prevention and Public Health Fund" ... the department can spend the money as it sees fit and without going through the congressional appropriations process. The sums involved are vast. By 2022, the department will be able to spend $2 billion per year at its sole discretion. In perpetuity."

Well, at least until the money runs out.

As we've long documented here at IB, the Much Vaunted National Health System© has become a (sick) joke, and yet the Brits are only now beginning to "get" it:

"The truth is, though, that these problems have been going on for years. The difference now – and the Government deserves credit for this – is that this dirty linen is starting to be washed very publicly"

What's truly frightening, though, is that at one point, the British government allowed a private group to run an MVNHS@ hospital, one which (when under government control) had been "under threat of clsoure due to poor care and financial deficits."

So what happened when a private consortium of doctors took over? Guess.

And, finally, some sobering news from FoIB Holly R, who sends us this very helpful, well-balanced NPR story on the travails of long term care, including this moving and informative video:

"48 years old and single"

Who'll take care of Rebecca?

People don't plan to fail, they fail to plan.
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