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Root beer floats Philly preschool

Root beer floats preschools If you drive a car, I’ll tax the street, If you try to sit, I’ll tax your seat. If you get too cold I’ll tax the heat, If you take a walk, I’ll tax your feet. … Continue reading

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Would you rather . . .

Would you rather attend a business meeting naked but otherwise prepared or swim in shark-infested waters wearing a container that spurts human blood? The third Affordable Care Act open enrollment ends soon and many people are facing the question – … Continue reading

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Your Money or Your Life

Imagine you are given a choice: you can live for one more year by paying cash or you can cash out now (aka go into the fertilizer biz, become living challenged, kick the oxygen habit).  How much money would you … Continue reading

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In cases of emergency

Emergency room myths are one of my pet peeves.  Here are a few that simply will not die: Myth #1: When people get health insurance, they will go to a regular doctor and NOT the emergency room. Truth: When people … Continue reading

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Rx: Gimme Shelter

Oh, a storm is threat’ning My very life today If I don’t get some shelter Oh yeah, I’m gonna fade away . . . Gimme, gimme shelter Or I’m gonna fade away  Rolling Stones

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Flirts, Fibs, and Figures

Great news – suicides among military staff are down 22 percent this year!  The only problem is that it’s possible that the rate of suicides is unchanged, or possibly even increased.  This is a demonstration of how math can flirt … Continue reading

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How We Got To This Peculiar Place

American health policy has reached a peculiar place – no “solution” is acceptable to all stakeholders, yet status quo earns the crisis title year after year.  How did we get here?  For a clear, concise recounting of the epic journey, … Continue reading

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From Maui to Myrtle Beach, how much does stuff cost?

Gasoline costs a dollar more per gallon in Hawaii than it does in South Carolina.  No big surprise there – things are different from place to place, even if the gas itself is the same everywhere.  But why should a … Continue reading

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Movin’ on up (or not)

If your parents came from the franks-n-beans crowd, how likely are you to grow up and hob nob with the caviar-and-champagne set?  Jay Gatsby would tell you “not very likely”. The tragic hero of love thwarted by money, Jay lives … Continue reading

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