Hits & Misses – 2008/12/30

"We hate insurance companies." "Health care is a right." "Insurance should cover everything." You guessed it. This is a Daschle health reform party. Amazing how a little eggnog sparks creative thought.

Ten bad things that can happen to you in a hospital. These are technology mishaps.

What makes a conventional flu very, very deadly? Three genes. In 1918, they killed 50 million people.

The bad economy isn't hurting Botox. "Nearly three out of four plastic surgeons….reported that demand has increased or held steady for minimally invasive procedures."

"Very few rehabilitation programs have the evidence to show that they are effective." Yet Congress and state governments require insurers to pay for them anyway.

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  1. Bruce says:

    The Daschle parties sound like a hoot. How do I get invited to one?

  2. Ken says:

    Bruce, you’re automatically disqualified if you know anything about economics.

  3. Joe S. says:

    I think if you’ve mastered the syllogism you are automatically inelligible.