I’m loving Sherwin-Williams’ healthcare color palette. Which one is called “Missouri’s Voters Passed a Referendum on Medicaid Expansion But Can’t Get It Implemented Because of Blockage By Their Own Elected Officials?” Maybe a kind of muddy color?
I had to laugh when a reporter asked me, this morning, what you would say in response to a “what’s the problem?” question on Missouri’s Medicaid expansion. What’s the problem, you say? First, Medicaid expansion by referendum is the difficult path because no coalition of legislators has formed to shepherd the expansion from theory to… Continue reading Medicaid Expansion: Missouri Style →
After all, no governmental entity has, as far as I know, required a “vaccine passport” in Missouri, but it is always smart to play to the gallery. And, it is smart to talk about Missouri HB 271 as targeting vaccine passports when the bill’s much more potent attack is on local public health authority, limiting… Continue reading Count Me Relieved: No Missouri “Vaccine Passports” Allowed →
The night before (September 2019, New York Fashion Weeks LBV show), Courtney Love, responding to a reported offer of over $100,000 from Sackler’s camp to attend the show, had told Page Six, “I am one of the most famous reformed junkies on the planet—my husband died on heroin. What is it about me that says to Joss Sackler, ‘I… Continue reading Courtney Love Speaks Truth to the Sacklers →
The astonishing incorporation of “cost of care” into the specialist referral algorithm, illustrates the “those who have get more” rationing aspect of the American health care system.
This is a good article but, no, I don’t think we need to “rethink” nursing homes. Rather, we need to think hard about nursing homes, possibly for the first time. Hardly anybody, now, gets the time and luxury of thinking before they put a family member in a nursing home. It is done in panic… Continue reading Thinking Hard About Nursing Homes →
Because it is ugly.
There are lots of reasons given by the legislators quoted in this article for fighting the people’s will on Missouri Medicaid Expansion, but surely the most troubling is the insistence that it must be opposed because the voters in the person’s district opposed it. Oh, is that how it works?
Bottom line: buildings lacking air control systems designed for infection control are problematic if both individual and collective efforts to limit transmission are not considered.
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