There was a time when anything that smacked of government involvement in health care was labeled "socialism".

Okay, another time besides this one.

The stance of private physicians was overwhelmingly hostile — you know like Republicans are now (though I’m pretty sure the AMA never encouraged fabricating birth certicates so there were differences).

Well, though it doesn’t necessarily mean it will work its way through thick skulls this was good to see:

A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) study published in Monday’s New England Journal of Medicine shows that 63 percent of physicians support a health reform proposal that includes both a public option and traditional private insurance. If the additional 10 percent of doctors who support an entirely public health system are included, then approximately three out of four physicians nationwide support inclusion of a public option.

Not that anyone seems to be listening. I guess a private insurance system that does stuff like this is too awesome to change:

It turns out that in eight states, plus the District of Columbia, getting beaten up by your spouse is a pre-existing condition.

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Attaturk

In 1949, I decided to wrestle professionally, starting my career in Texas. In my debut, I defeated Abe Kashey, with former World Heavyweight boxing Champion Jack Dempsey as the referee. In 1950, I captured the NWA Junior Heavyweight title. In 1953, I won the Chicago version of the NWA United States Championship. I became one of the most well-known stars in wrestling during the golden age of television, thanks to my exposure on the Dumont Network, where I wowed audiences with my technical prowess. I was rumored to be one of the highest paid wrestlers during the 1950s, reportedly earning a hundred thousand dollars a year. My specialty was "the Sleeper Hold" and the founding of modern, secular, Turkey.

Oops, sorry, that's the biography of Verne Gagne with a touch of Mustafa Kemal.

I'm just an average moron who in reality is a practicing civil rights and employment attorney in fly-over country .

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