Borowitz in his report wrote “The E.U. spokesman, Alf-Jergen Holmboe, said the replacement of American football with soccer was the third in a three-step plan to transform the U.S. into a European country.
“The first two steps were electing a socialist President and instituting national health care,” he said. “Once soccer replaces football, our work will be done.”
In our part of the country with a large 1st/2nd Generation Europeans and an equally large Hispanic population soccer has been their national sport and the interest can become pathological.
Once more health care is making the news. The ACA rules have been changed again so that those who obtained their coverage through the state “Exchanges” will be abler to automatically renew their policies. In most areas there will be a high single digit to a mid-level double digit increase in premiums; in some cases there will be less expensive same level insurance available from a different carrier. It will be possible to switch carriers where there is a choice; but the “paper work” will have to be done again.
Both the Times and the WSJ this weekend carried stories of the treatment problems in the military hospitals which are similar to the VA’s. It seems that it in government run facilities the supervision and therefore correction of quality care deficiencies has been lackadaisical. Incidents are given of tragic results including deaths or permanent disability as the result of care errors.