At least, that’s the conclusion I draw from this article by Ezra, which shows that we pay American doctors way too fucking much. I knew that already, but as Ezra says, you don’t usually see prices written down during the health-care debate. And now that I have…well, damn. Are American doctors so personable that they’re worth ten times as much as doctors in Spain?
As a couple of Ezra’s commenters point out, there’s only one real solution to the out-of-control pricing of health care services, and that’s single-payer, which we aren’t going to get, which is why even after whatever reform bill we get passes, nobody should stop agitating for more (shhhh…don’t tell Republicans that little secret.) But for whatever reason, I’m always struck by the little things, and dammit, I’m not going to be able to abide listening to a bunch of MD’s lobbyists crying about their crushing student loans.
As coronavirus spikes break new records Dr. Fauci reveals Trump doesn’t even speak to him anymore
President Donald Trump tried to claim the mantle of a "wartime president," battling the "unseen enemy," but as it turns out one of the people who could best help him with the coronavirus battle is who's really "unseen."
Dr. Anthony Fauci, an immunologist and probably the most respected public health expert on the government's payroll, reveals the President of the United States no longer talks to him.
In fact, Trump hasn't talked to Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), in over a month – and hasn't been able to update Trump in at least two.
Instagram to block all content promoting LGBT ‘conversion therapy’
Instagram said on Friday it would block content that promotes so-called conversion therapy, which aims to alter a person's sexual orientation or gender identity, as pressure to ban the practice grows.
The social media giant announced earlier this year it would no longer allow adverts for conversion therapy services, which can range from counseling and "praying away the gay" to electric shocks and sexual violence.
"We don't allow attacks against people based on sexual orientation or gender identity," Tara Hopkins, Instagram's public policy director for Europe, Middle East and Africa said in an emailed statement.
Trump campaign headquarters in Virginia shut down for COVID-19 after staffers pressured against wearing face masks
President Donald Trump's campaign office, located in northern Virginia just outside of Washington, was forced to shut down after a COVID-19 outbreak.
Politico reported Friday that for a week cleaners were brought into the headquarters to scrub surfaces, disinfect equipment and try and stave off the coronavirus from hitting the campaign more than it already has.
While in Tulsa, Oklahoma, eight members of Trump's advance team contracted the coronavirus, including Secret Service agents. While in Arizona the following week, more of Trump's Secret Service got the virus. To make matters worse, when Trump headed to South Dakota for a Fourth of July celebration, his son's girlfriend, who also works on the campaign, contracted the virus.