by Yuval Levin
October 17, 2013
Over the last few days, I have spoken in some detail about the
state of the federal Obamacare exchanges with several officials of the
Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (the HHS agency that is
running the exchanges), and with a number of reasonably well placed
insurance company officials in Washington. The picture they paint of how
the rollout of the exchanges has gone is similar in its broad strokes to
what has emerged in other reports in recent days, so I don.t think I.ll
be breaking much news here, though some of the details have (I think)
not been reported. For what it.s worth, I offer below the basics of what
they had to say and some reflections on its implications. This is a long
post, with apologies, but I thought some of the particulars would be of
about halfway through and I'm reasonably horrified. While I'm
ideologically opposed to many aspects of the scheme, at a core level I
don't actually WANT my government to fail this dramatically at something
so terribly important to so many people; I just expect it. If you'd
asked me to make detailed, cynical predictions about what it would look
like when Government took over the health care industry, it would be a
lot like this article.
however, i've kept my weight... but maybe more muscles, less fat..
Not saying you're doing that, dothebart, just sort of ranting.
well, in fact I never was that tall as any of them.
Its just the drag which stresses me uphill, and helps me speed up incredibly downhills ;-)
I think the best measure of whether you're fat or not is to stand up straight, suck in your gut, and see what you can wrap your fingers around. If it's more than a handful... well, I'm swimming a lot (2.5 km per swim 2-3/week), so I hope it'll get better.
I know it's "boring" but I love the treadmill in the mornings for the fact that I don't have to get dressed, certainly not to go out in any weather, I don't have to worry about walking on the streets and get honked at by obnoxious drivers. I once had a car drive real close to the sidewalk, coming from behind me so I didn't see them, and the passenger opened the door and reached out to grab my ass while I was out jogging. It must have been an open window, doesn't really make sense, to open a door while driving. Wrong angle. Anyway. Also in my own basement, IF Yaakov wakes up early, I can still be available immediately, and can pause the exercise till he leaves for school. And I can blast my music without wearing ear buds in my ears.
Dear lord...it's a Grelfish clock!
I would try to rely on the bablefish, but it would let me down as it was a visual clue and the fish head would be well in to my auditory canal at that point. Mmmm, fish heads, fish heads, rolly polly fish heads.
Marijuana being legal/illegal gets so much ink, and yet Big Pharma continues to get permission to sell amazingly dangerous poisons. Unreal.
from my research, tylenol is substantially more dangerous than mj...
Thankfully, we still have ours.
Why are diners so damn good?
I am SO glad my family wasn't around that mall recently, my immedate family doesn't go almost at all, but my dad and his wife do go out often. I never asked my doctor, do adults need MMRs again or can we count on whatever we got as kids?
Tue Feb 11 2014 12:09:43 EST from Shazammj might be safer, but you can't just take some for a headache and get back to work.
do adults need MMRs again or can we count on whatever we got as kids?
Iirc, you can count on MMR/what you got as kid for yourself. You will still carry the virus around with you and if you happen to meet a pregnant women, things might get ugly.
if you had a booster in high school, you should be ok.
I have a bad cold. I am miserable. Please kill me.