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Mount Pisgah, diving into Lake Willoughby, way up noth Vermont, my chosen and beloved place of residence, took the top spot last week in the Commonwealth’s “State Scorecard” for healthcare, which ranks states based on access, quality, costs, and health outcomes. For people who live elsewhere, this report adds one more thing to add to…

Never know what’ll top the charts. Top post was a post I put up in January, “Pfizer takes $2.3 billion offl-label marketing fine.” That post reported the news (via FiercePharma) that Pfizer had tucked away in its financial disclosure forms a $2.3 billion charge to end the federal investigation into allegations of off-label promotions of…

Eric Michael Johnson contemplates the hearts, minds, teeth, and claws of bonobos and other primates. Tara Smith explains why she’ll be getting her kids their (seasonal) flu vaccines. Revere does likewise Daniel Menaker, former honcho at Random House, defends the midlist. (Where was he when my book was getting so much push?) Just in case…

Matt Taibbi tells us what he really thinks. Let’s start with the obvious: America has not only the worst but the dumbest health care system in the developed world : via Rolling Stone, and well worth a read.

Nate Silver makes George Will clear: Will’s argument is apparently this: The government does not need to make a profit and will have greater leverage with providers; therefore it will deliver the same service for less money. That’s unfair! Is this really the best argument that one of the most prominent intellectual conservatives can mount…

Ezra Klein makes his call TKTK: I think health reform is going to go the way of stimulus. The stimulus was a huge and important accomplishment. If you had told liberals in 2007 that they were going to pass an $800 billion dollar spending bill that made good on decades of promises about infrastructure rebuilding…

I can’t claim to be ‘objective’ or neutral on health-care reform — but who can? Everybody needs health care, some more than others. I need it less than most, as my family and I are, knock on wood, generally blessed with good health. Even so, we laid out $18K last year for health care, still…

Ed Yong examines how a simple writing exercise helps break vicious cycle that holds back black students. The Questionable Authority considers The Torture Memos, Medical “Professionals”, and the Hippocratic Oath. Jessica Palmer, in a healthy display of online media’s corrective power, tries to make clear that For the last time: that “Twitter is Evil” paper…

Ezra Klein reviews Obama’s handling of yesterday’s health summit — a piece well worth reading for a taste of how sharply focused and serious Obama is about truly comprehensive health-care reform. Karen Tumlty, a health-care expert, describes in Time her own family’s grueling wrestling match with the health-insurance industry. A timely story — no pun…

The Times’ Economix blog has a good post by Alan Krueger on the need toinclude patients’ lost time in estimates of health-care costs. After waiting more than an hour in a doctor’s waiting room, a friend of mine once presented his doctor with a bill for his time….. Although it doesn’t currently enter into our…