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Uri Manor
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R.I.P., Mike Davidson
Mike Davidson (image snagged from  Nikon Small World's Facebook post here ) I am in tears and on the verge of sobbing. Such an enormous loss to the scientific community in so many ways, not least of which the humanity. He was an awesome person that I always...

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A response to my post on Boonstra/AFP
A conservative friend of mine whom I deeply respect as both an intellectual and moral thinker has written a response to my post on Boonstra . He raises some more-than-fair objections to a number of my assumptions and interpretations. I plan to respond to hi...

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A reasonable estimate for the number of previously uninsured enrollees on the exchanges?
With regards to the ACA, many in the conservative media have inverted the old practice of "chocolate-covering shit", and have instead regularly partaken in "shit-covering chocolate". For example: There have been lots of claims out there about how many (or, ...

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RAND study shows 9 million signed up off exchanges - here's why that's relevant
Oh goody!!!! So a RAND study is apparently coming out, and I’m still
quite unclear on what it actually shows. The result Avik Roy is emphasizing is
that ~1/3 rd of those who bought on the exchanges were previously
uninsured. I’m going to go ahead and assume...

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My thoughts on Americans For Prosperity, Julie Boonstra, Dave Lamb, and the rest of Obamacare’s winners and losers. Or: How political spin defaces a true story of loss, and tarnishes a story of hope for millions of people.
What’s happened, and is still happening, to Julie Boonstra
is incredibly upsetting, to say the least. Julie has been suffering from leukemia
for 5 years (which, incidentally, just killed a friend of mine ). Julie was happy
with her previous insurance plan (...

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A response to my post on Boonstra/AFP
A conservative friend of mine whom I deeply respect as both an intellectual and moral thinker has written a response to my post on Boonstra . He raises some more-than-fair objections to a number of my assumptions and interpretations. I plan to respond to hi...

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Americans For Prosperity and Julie Boonstra: How political spin defaces a true story about human tragedy
What’s happened, and is still happening, to Julie Boonstra
is incredibly upsetting, to say the least. Julie has been suffering from leukemia
for 5 years (which, incidentally, just killed a friend of mine ). Julie was happy
with her previous insurance plan (...

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UH OH! Once again - if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is…

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RAND study shows 9 million signed up off exchanges - here's why that's relevant
Oh goody!!!! So a RAND study is apparently coming out, and I’m still
quite unclear on what it actually shows. The result Avik Roy is emphasizing is
that ~1/3 rd of those who bought on the exchanges were previously
uninsured. I’m going to go ahead and assume...
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