Submitted by hipparchia on Mon, 12/10/2012 - 4:21am
Or if Christmas isn't your thing, there's Hanukkah (holy cow!) or Yule or Kwanzaa or any number of other Winter Solstice observances that you may never have heard of (I hadn't).
Corrente | If you have "no place to go," come here! is an apt description of how I got here in the first place, being at the time (the 2008 primaries) a Hillary supporter surrounded by Obama Fan Club members, on the internet, at least, but I found other like-minded people here.
This was followed closely by the Financial Meltdown and there really was no one place where you could find good information - except here. And too, I was a new convert to the idea of single payer, but who was talking about that? Nobody - except Corrente.
All this has to be paid for somehow, and I knew that the US printed its own money, but beyond sort of fuzzily realizing that, how did that work? Ha! Some Correnteans not only wrote about it here, they even organized a conference.
And where else are you going to find live blogs on single payer advocacy (here! here! here!) or being a Green Party candidate (here!) or how to be a guerilla projectionist (here!)?
But life is not all politics and economics and activism, and neither is Corrente. Read below the fold...
Submitted by hipparchia on Sat, 12/08/2012 - 12:30am
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Submitted by hipparchia on Wed, 11/21/2012 - 12:29am
Hey, I didn't make up that blog post title, somebody else did. It's a nice explication of how flu viruses work, and includes a salutary bit of browbeating too.
h/t to athena1 for reminding me that i don't read nsfwcorp often enough. Read below the fold...
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Submitted by hipparchia on Wed, 10/17/2012 - 12:03am
Okay, so part 3 will just have to wait another day or two... this popularity of Medicare Advantage is related, actually.
From the article that lambert links to:
In New York, Medicare Advantage is even more popular, particularly in New York City, where more than one-third of eligible seniors in Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx are signed up. Read below the fold...
Submitted by hipparchia on Mon, 10/15/2012 - 2:44am
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Submitted by hipparchia on Thu, 10/11/2012 - 10:56pm
As I was reading this at PNHP's Quote of the Day, I was thinking: this could be the most important blog post ever written about health care. Sure enough, at the end, Don McCanne wrote: Howard Waitzkin's article is too important to edit it for Quote of the Day. It is presented here in its entirety. No comment necessary.
So here it is. Read below the fold...
Submitted by hipparchia on Thu, 09/13/2012 - 1:35am
... is apparently going to start killing Medicare as we know it in 2013.
If you have Medicare now and are reasonably prosperous and healthy, you'll get to keep your benefits, your choice of doctor and hospital and pharmacy and so forth.
But if you have the audacity to become expensively sick and very, very poor, so sick and so poor as to require not only Medicare but Medicaid too to pay for your health care, you are in danger of essentially being pushed out of Medicare and shoved into Medicaid, whether you like it or not. Read below the fold...
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Submitted by hipparchia on Mon, 06/25/2012 - 11:55pm
And find is perhaps the operative word here, because they're each going to have to come up with their own (probably wildly diverging) reasons for supporting it.
My impression tallies with this one, the justices in order from most conservative to less conservative are: Thomas, Scalia, Roberts, Alito, Kennedy, Breyer, Kagan, Sotomayor, Ginsberg. Read below the fold...
Submitted by hipparchia on Sun, 06/24/2012 - 11:46pm