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No, Virginia, cancer care in Europe doesn't suck, contrary to what a recent paper implies [Respectful Insolence]

April 24, 2012 by ScienceBlogs

The U.S. is widely known to have the highest health care expenditures per capita in the world, and not just by a little, but by a lot. I'm not going to go into the reasons for this so much, other than to point out that how to rein in these costs has long been the proverbial political hot potato. Any attempt to limit spending or apply evidence-based guidelines to care runs into a buzz saw of criticism.    Read more

HEALTH CARE REFORM HITS DAY 3

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HEALTH CARE PROTEST GETS NASTY

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Bad news for the Affordable Care Act [denialism blog]

March 27, 2012 by ScienceBlogs

The NYTimes reporting suggests a 5-4 split against ACA is likely:

Justice Kennedy, along with Justices Samuel A. Alito Jr. and Antonin Scalia and Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. all asked questions suggesting that they had a problem with the constitutionality of the mandate requiring most Americans to buy insurance. Justice Clarence Thomas, as usual, did not ask any questions, but he is widely expected to vote to overturn the mandate.

As does CNN's Toobin's analysis:    Read more

SUPREME COURT (SCOTUS) HEALTHCARE REFORM PREVIEW

HEALTH CARE REFORM SUPREME COURT WASHINGTON

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