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Learning about China's health-care system the hard way

“I did the best I could,” the surgeon said in his best English. He paused, a bit awkwardly, for a few moments then repeated, “I did the best I could.” 1,236 more words

Tsinghua University


So a wasted trip for a test the doctor that ordered it should of known my father wasn’t able to do has resulted in 5 hours wasted and as I lifted my father into his bed when we got home my back literally popped and popped loud enough to make the dog jump. 155 more words


If You like Your Death Panel, You Can Keep It

Coming soon to a hospital near you:

Who Decides What Medical Care You Receive At End of Life?

The court rulings in Canada and the UK are important victories for patients’ rights. 467 more words


"A Purely Political Operation": How The Koch Network Exploited The Veterans Affairs Crisis

As the scandal over waiting lists at Veterans Affairs hospitals exploded earlier this year, there was widespread outrage—and justifiably so, as the country learned that more than 100,000 veterans waited over ninety days for care or never received it. 1,146 more words


“I Should Have Anticipated the Optics” and Other Progressive Aphorisms

“…civilization as we know it would be in jeopardy if the Republican Party recaptures control of the US Senate later this year,” a recent quote of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi…

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Hooray for socialized medicine!

This is the latest in an occasional series of blog posts commenting on impending retirement.

Update: My Medicare card arrived in the mail today. 398 more words

National News