High health-care costs: It’s all in the pricing... →
“In 2009, Americans spent $7,960 per person on health care. Our neighbors in Canada spent $4,808. The Germans spent $4,218. The French, $3,978. If we had the per-person costs of any of those countries, America’s deficits would vanish. Workers would have much more money in their pockets. Our economy would grow more quickly, as our exports would be more competitive.” “On Friday,...
Washington Post-Late-night care fills a need for... →
Many people work odd hours or two or more jobs to survive.
Washington Post-Women's Veterans of the Korean War... →
Female veterans share their stories and one Korean war couple’s quest to help other amputee soldiers
Postal Closings Would Deepen the Digital Divide in... →
“Nationwide, about 1.7 million people live near post offices slated for closure in areas with limited or no broadband Internet service.” Broadband Internet is still not available where my parents live. Here’s an idea for the USPS, partner with eCommerce websites like Amazon and eBay. I personally hate shipping through UPS and Fedex because it costs an arm and a leg. The only...
OAPEN is pleased to announce a new service for Open Access monographs: the...– Read more about the new Open Access Directory plans here! (via nocureforcuriosity)
ER Doctor Will See You After You Pay A $150 Fee →
This story illustrates the growing gap between the haves and the have nots. People are being turned away from emergency care because they don’t have any insurance. Many of these patients are not following up for additional care after being turned away. The United States supposedly has some of the most advanced medicine in the world yet its own citizens don’t have access to it.
Class Pager, text your class →
Class Pager allows teachers to engage with students and parents in a new way. Granted, these people have to have access to mobile phones, which may not be the case in some areas.