For those who have somehow managed to miss this


As of this morning, the Supreme Court of the United States of America (SCOTUS) has upheld the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) — known to some as “Obamacare.”

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  1. Interesting to imagine circumstances how a reader could have missed that. The “Obamacare” story probably did obscure this article in the New England Journal of Medicine: “The burden of disease and the changing task of medicine,” including a pretty cool interactive graphic entitled “Top 10 causes of death in the United States, 1900–2010.” Interesting that the recent shrinking of heart disease is bringing that cause of death closer to (all) cancers.

    I wonder what impact Obamacare will have on prostate cancer mortality or other causes of death. I bet the impact will be hard to discern and controversial!

  2. Fact is, I’ve sworn off reading or listening to the “news,” so I did miss this “news flash.” For every one real relevant story there seem to be dozens that are merely designed to stir up trouble, be sensational, engender fear or give us nummy empty news calories. I don’t mind having to wait a while to find out about news that really matters to me if it lets me tune out the media frenzy.

  3. DaveC:

    That would only be true if they told the truth on the death certificate. I know too many who died from cancer, but the official reason was pneumonia or something else. Even the girl who wrote Sleepless in Seattle died from cancer but the official reason was pneumonia. They are just trying to hype the cancer business.

    ):

  4. Ron:

    I’m pretty sure that (even dead), Nora Ephron — a woman well known for calling a spade a spade — would be more than a tad pissed to be referred to as a “girl” at 71 years of age!

    :O)

  5. As a cancer patient, a husband, and a parent of sons with families of their own, I’m convinced that many of us will come to appreciate what amounts to a patient’s bill of rights that the law confers.

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