Tuesday, June 28, 2005

A small but poignant aspect of America's health care crisis

There is a state program in Wisconsin to cover the "poor-but-not-poor-enough-for-Medicaid," which is good.

Its name is BadgerCare, which is ... not so good.

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And while we're at it, why do participants in the US health care system get so enthused by the "capital in the middle" style of nomenclature, anyway? UnitedHealth? WellPoint? WellChoice? LifePoint? Anyone? Anyone? BuelLer? BuelLer?

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Excuses, excuses

Why I have been gone so long: Baby Whit, born in Fourth-month. Now healthy, thriving, and sounding his barbaric yawp over the rooftops of Brooklyn.