Blog | Friday, March 12, 2010

QD: News Every Day--Considering health care reform, and the uncertainties of medicine


Democratic legislators want at least a week to consider elements of health care reform, as they parse out language over abortion, federal subsidies and regulating insurers. (Los Angeles Times, AP)

The Byzantine rules of passing legislation have left House representatives in the position of having to trust their colleagues in the Senate to follow through on their promise to fully reconcile health care reform goals, not just use reconciliation to pass it. Yet, they don't fully do so. (The Hill)

Literature in medicine
Book clubs in the workplace are common, and now, they're extending into the hospital. Literature in medicine programs are growing, and medical staff say a background in the humanities helps them deal with the messiness and uncertainty of practicing medicine in real life. (AP)