Morning Reads – Thursday, February 13, 2020

On this day, 140 years ago, Thomas Edison observed what became known as the Edison Effect for the first time.

Peaches

Jimmy Carter

Sweet Tea

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Some states are taking new approaches to addressing the high costs of prescription drugs. Utah has started a program that sends state employees to Mexico to buy their prescriptions at a discount compared to US prices. “The cost difference is so large that the state’s insurance program for public employees can pay for each patient’s flight, give them a $500-per-trip bonus and still save tens of thousands of dollars.” Utah has expanded the program to include trips to Canada. Other state initiatives: California is looking to launch its own generic-drug label. Louisiana has a Netflix-style program for hepatitis C drugs,… Read more »

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Everyone’s prompt and first call, when alone and having hit a 200 lb animal or uncertain object at night while driving a two ton+ vehicle, should always to a well-connected politician friend that is also an attorney.

NoParty4Me
NoParty4Me

or… Better call Saul.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

With respect to Puerto Ricans obtaining drivers licenses, chalk up Georgia again arguably systemically and adversely affected minority voting rights, given the connection between given the connection between obtaining a driver’s license and voter registration. The striking down of Section 5 of the voting rights act because it was based on old facts had merit. In light of Sumter County school districts et al, I wonder what’s been the record since. I’d speculate many locations identified in Section 5 would head a list since 2013 of such. I know, I know, it’s such a hoax and fake it doesn’t warrant… Read more »

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Not to worry about the deficit. Some will suddenly declare it a if not the leading priority in 2021 when Trump is out of office.