Politics

Grace, life’s endings, abortion, health care, etc…

Some thoughts to begin your weekend: 1. Steven Waldman over at Beliefnet has a very touching piece this morning about Last Suppers. There's been much chatter about the inclusion in health care reform of financial reimbursement to doctors who discuss end-of-life plans with Medicare patients. Anyone who has an elderly family member could have had… Continue reading Grace, life’s endings, abortion, health care, etc…

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Politics

University of Arizona Transformation memo translation

The top dogs at the University of Arizona issued an all-employee memo Monday regarding the upcoming year's budget. While the memo is short on specific details - there are no actual numbers in the lengthy missive - UA President Robert Shelton and Provost Meredith Hay - nonetheless appear to be preparing UA colleges for major… Continue reading University of Arizona Transformation memo translation

Politics

The best still-at-a-paper journalist in the state ….

... is leaving the East Valley Tribune today. Ryan Gabrielson, who, along with Paul Giblin, won this year's Pulitzer Prize for local reporting, will begin his year long investigative reporting fellowship at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism September 1. Let the choir sing Amen. Not because Arizona is losing him, but because the nation… Continue reading The best still-at-a-paper journalist in the state ….

Life · Politics

Health care reform and what a doctor is worth, part two

Got this from a reader in e-mail form - I think it highlights the disparity among doctors. Perhaps we should start a list called: Doctors who are worth their price. Maybe? At least we should bring it up with our legislators who are debating reform --- they need to look at medical schools, "mentor doctors,"… Continue reading Health care reform and what a doctor is worth, part two