March 18, 2010
Git r done
It's still too soon to tell whether there will be enough support to move health care reform forward in the US House, but a vote could happen by Sunday.
Here's more on one of yesterday's surprise switches from no to yes.
One drawback of the current bill is that the perceived political risks are immediate, but most of the benefits--such as the expansion of Medicaid and subsidies to help people buy insurance--will take a few years to reach people. However, here are some positive features that would take effect within the first year of passage.
For a full breakdown of how many people will benefit from the fully enacted program by congressional district, click here.
Meanwhile, this cartoon says it all.
URBAN HARVESTERS. This idea makes as much sense in good economic times as bad ones.
COAL. From Ken Ward's Coal Tattoo, here is a post on a recent study of mountaintop removal mining's effects.
URGENT CANINE HISTORY UPDATE here.
GOAT ROPE ADVISORY LEVEL: ELEVATED