If you haven't run into the wacky world of Medicare reimbursements, you probably will at some point. "Under Medicare, a hospital normally receives a fixed amount of money, set in advance, for each outpatient service." In unrelated but interesting medical news, got a spare $712K? For that small fee, you can have your genetic code on a CD.
If you're the Dep't. of Justice and you don't like crime statistics, sit on 'em. That's a worry for the career employees at the agencies which compile the data (it's also instructive that one of the political appointees doing the alleged sitting is Mitch Daniels' sister. Mr. Daniels, of course, is Bush's Director of OMB). Oh, and if you're Ashcroft, allow your own religious beliefs to interfere with state law and a court decision which has gone against you once already. And isn't there a war on terrorism going on?
Here's a profile of Paul Wolfowitz; it doesn't persuade me that I should agree with him, but it fleshes out the man behind the views.Posted by Linkmeister at September 23, 2002 03:47 PM