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Keep Your Heads Up, Friends

1000-1500 kids are about to walk past my office building to the state capitol to demand that government value their lives at least as much as they value guns. 249 more words

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CHIP Reauthorization

Congress last-last-last-minute renewing CHIP for 6 years (instead of the CBO-recommended 10 years) feels like the ice cream cone your dad buys you after telling you how bad he feels that you made him beat you up.

Good governing, guys.

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On Medicaid Work Requirements

As expected, and I’m shocked they took this long, Donald Duck’s administration announced that they will allow states to institute work requirements for Medicaid recipients. 471 more words

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Single Payer NOW!

Kaiser Health News sent an intrepid reporter to uncover just how utopian, on a scale from the Trump White House to Star Trek: The Next Generation… 393 more words

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That CDC Orwellian News

Daniel Engber wrote a clarifying response to the panicmongering about the Center for Disease Control (CDC) self-censoring certain flashpoint words like “evidence-based” and “vulnerable” from their internal documentation. 402 more words

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Peter Thiel's Herpes Problem

A medical researcher dying of cancer, William Halford, couldn’t get institutional approval to run trials on a herpes vaccine that he designed. So he got cash from anti-government bully Peter Thiel to… 421 more words

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Tis the Season, The #metoo Season

Just about all women I know have gone about their dailies, walking down the street, talking to a colleague at a conference bar, filing some paperwork, and had an anvil fall on their heads: I am not a person. 879 more words

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