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Can Somebody Please Explain Health Care to Me?

For several weeks I’ve been trying to unravel the mystery of health care reform, and I can’t seem to figure it out. I’ve read articles and watched news coverage, and I know a lot about the reaction of Americans to the plan (chaotic Town Hall meetings), but nothing about the plan itself.

I even asked my parents about it:

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So, instead of ignoring the topic, I call on you, the readers, to shed some light on it. What do you think?

HERE is an article & HERE is a clip from The Daily Show (he majority of it deals with health care, the rest is just funny) to help add a few wrinkles to your brain.

Slightly informative news brief

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* President Obama squashed all the Gates-Crowley beef on Thursday in one of the coolest Presidential moves in our nation’s history– They got a load on!

According to the Associated Press, “with mugs of beer and calming words” Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., Cambridge, Mass. police Sgt. James Crowley, and President Obama hashed out their little incident and moved on with their lives. Hopefully the country will, too. But what I want to know is: What kind of beer were they drinking?

* July’s employment report is projected to show a decrease in job losses for the month, with a total of 340,000 jobs lost. Seems like a lot, but it’s actually 127,000 jobs less than in June.

Think positive!

First the White House, then your living room

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President Obama appeared on Jay Leno Friday night in the first TV talk show appearance by an active president, and managed to reassure the country while simultaneously charming the pants off of them. Or maybe that’s just me.

Leno, NBC’s late-night host whose interview tactics have annoyed the hell of out of me in the past, seemed at ease with the President as they discussed the country’s financial state, specifically AIG and corruption in big banks.