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Bring on the savings! (But no hurry)

Medicare, it seems, has been overpaying for kidney dialysis drugs. Peter Whoriskey at the Washington Post reports (HT: Sarah Nutter): The Medicare system is recalculating how much it will reimburse hospitals and clinics for the drugs used to treat dialysis patients after federal auditors found recently that the program could save as much as $880 [...] [...]

Testing Jonathan Haidt

I happened across this paragraph from the site breastcancer.org – not a political or ideological site: Biopsy is usually a simple procedure. In the United States, only about 20% of women who have biopsies turn out to have cancer. By contrast, in Sweden, where cost accounting is much stricter and only the most suspicious lesions [...] [...]