Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Obamacare Foes Head to Supreme Court...Again

Mark Sherman, writing for the the AP via the Huffington Post on 10.25.15, reports:

Opponents of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul are taking yet another challenge to the law to theSupreme Court, and say they will be back with more if this one fails.

A new appeal being filed Monday by the Pacific Legal Foundation contends that the law violates the provision of the Constitution that requires tax-raising bills to originate in the House of Representatives.

Pacific Legal Foundation lawyer Timothy Sandefur said the problem with the law is just one example of how "Obamacare is so unconstitutional in so many ways." Sandefur said the justices will face one challenge to the law after another until it is significantly changed or repealed.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Getting the Diagnosis Wrong

Danielle Ofri, MD, in a 10.8.15 NY Times post, writes:

Diagnostic accuracy is fiendishly difficult to measure precisely, but it is estimated that doctors get it wrong in one out of 10 to one out of 20 cases. The Institute of Medicine has taken up the subject, and its new report offers the chilling observation that nearly everyone will experience at least one diagnostic error in their lifetimes.

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