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November 18, 2013
15:30 // 9 months ago
csmonitor:

U.S. health care vs. socialized health care in 5 countries: The US spends almost twice as much on health care as countries like Canada, Japan, and most in Western Europe. 
Graphic: Jake Turcotte Research: Allison Terry

Take a look at the slides they put together from the OECD Health Data. Found that out of the estimated $8,500 Americans spend on healthcare per capita, the government covers about 47.8% of that cost. In other countries, the government covers more and total costs are lower. 

csmonitor:

U.S. health care vs. socialized health care in 5 countries: The US spends almost twice as much on health care as countries like Canada, Japan, and most in Western Europe. 

Graphic: Jake Turcotte Research: Allison Terry

Take a look at the slides they put together from the OECD Health Data. Found that out of the estimated $8,500 Americans spend on healthcare per capita, the government covers about 47.8% of that cost. In other countries, the government covers more and total costs are lower. 

(via evangotlib)

14:20 // 9 months ago
Many shelters are so overcrowded that people staying there have to arrive at 4:30 in the afternoon to even have a chance of getting a bed that night, which means cutting out of work early, which means risking losing your job, which exacerbates the problem you’re trying to escape. There’s also evidence that the stress of living in a homeless shelter makes you more prone to violence than living on the street.
7 Things No One Tells You About Being Homeless 

(via notemily)

13:10 // 9 months ago
11:50 // 9 months ago
fred-wilson:

This current price spike is making last spring’s look like a blip

FYI: A United States Senate panel is holding a hearing on bitcoin today.

fred-wilson:

This current price spike is making last spring’s look like a blip

FYI: A United States Senate panel is holding a hearing on bitcoin today.

10:40 // 9 months ago

NSA docs: Australia targeted phones of Indonesian leaders

breakingnews:

The Guardian: Australia’s spy agencies have attempted to listen in on the personal phone calls of the Indonesian president, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, and have targeted the mobile phones of his wife, senior ministers and confidants, a top-secret document from whistleblower Edward Snowden reveals.

The document, dated November 2009, names the president and nine of his inner circle as targets of the surveillance, including the vice-president, Boediono, who last week visited Australia.

Yet another revelation found from Snowden’s NSA document trove. 

8:20 // 9 months ago
November 17, 2013

A time lapse video of all 2053 nuclear explosions from 1945 to 1998. Just watch. It also interestingly puts the nuclear arms race into perspective. 

14:18 // 9 months ago
14:00 // 9 months ago
12:35 // 9 months ago
November 14, 2013
The Affordable Care Act, for this year, will not require insurance companies to upgrade their plans for individuals who have been in these existing plans. [Instead,] insurers can offer consumers the option to renew their 2013 health plans in 2014 without change, allowing these individuals to keep their plans.
An unidentified White House official • Confirming that the Obama Administration plans to offer an extension to those who’ve recently been notified that they would lose their existing health insurance as a result of certain provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Estimates have suggested that at least fifty percent of those with existing coverage will be forced to find new plans, but they’ll at least have an additional 52 weeks to find something to their liking. source
16:16 // 9 months ago