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  • News of the Weird: Norway's Battle Against Chaos

    News of the Weird: Norway's Battle Against Chaos
    Norwegian public television (NRK), which introduced the now-legendary continuous, live log-burning show (12 hours long, with “color commentary” on the historical and cultural importance of fire), scheduled a new program for this week in its appeal to serenity (labeled “Slow TV”). On Nov. 1, NRK was to televise live, for five hours, an attempt to break the world record for producing a sweater, from shearing the sheep to spinning the wool and knitting the garment (current record: 4:51, by Australians). (In addition to the log, NRK viewers have been treated to live cams on a salmon-fishing boat and, for five days, on a cruise ship.) Said an NRK journalist, “You would think it's boring television, but we have quite good ratings for these programs.”
  • Health care has its own hurricane brewing

    Hurricane season usually plays out as advertised — even the weatherman knows we'll have high winds and high waters. The same can't be said about the hurricane that's pummeling our health care. Earlier this month, the Florida Office of Insurance...

    For Gov. Terry McAuliffe, question is whether to be bold or cautious on Medicaid expansion

    For Gov. Terry McAuliffe, question is whether to be bold or cautious on Medicaid expansion
    When Gov. Terry McAuliffe announces how he intends to use his executive powers to expand health care coverage for Virginia's poor, it looks as if he's more likely to step cautiously than confrontationally. With an overwhelming majority in the House of...

    Shelley Rouillard checks up on health plans in California

    Shelley Rouillard checks up on health plans in California
    The gig: As director of the California Department of Managed Health Care, Shelley Rouillard is the chief regulator for health plans that cover more than 21 million Californians. She's also a major player in the state's implementation of the federal health...

    Federal OK means 600,000 working poor Pennsylvanians eligible for health coverage

    Federal OK means 600,000 working poor Pennsylvanians eligible for health coverage
    More than 600,000 low-income Pennsylvanians will gain access to government-subsidized health insurance starting in January under an agreement announced Thursday by state and federal officials. The deal overhauls the state's Medicaid program, which...