From The Hill:
Joe Cortelli, a health insurance expert from the nationwide consulting group HIG, explains:”We have done nothing to improve the outcomes of the 10% of the population that drives 80% of our claims costs. We have merely pumped billions of dollars into these [ObamaCare] exchanges masking the real problems. Unless the government can continue to pump money into these exchanges, the end result is not that hard to imagine. It is not a question of how, but when, this will all come home to roost.”
Source: The big ObamaCare bubble | TheHill
This will not end well.
From The Washington Post:
…start-ups that focus on “bio-hacking” — the notion that you can engineer the body the way you would a software program. They’ve funded companies that aim to sequence the bacteria in the gut, reprogram the DNA you were born with, or conduct cancer biopsies from samples of blood. They’ve backed what are known as cognitive-enhancement businesses like Thync, which builds a headset that sends mood-altering electrical pulses to the brain, …
Source: Putting a computer in your brain is no longer science fiction – The Washington Post
The future is coming and it will be amazing!
Wisdom from Seth Godin:
You may be right, but that doesn’t mean that people will care. Or pay attention. Or take action.
Just because you’re right, doesn’t mean they’re going to listen.
It takes more than being right to earn attention and action.
Source: Seth’s Blog: Just because you’re right…
Yeah but… in my case it is different because I really am right.
“White Paint” How tooth whitening really works
Dental art is anything that depicts teeth or dentistry in an interesting or artistic way. If you have any suggestions for future Dental Art pieces please send them to me or give me a link. Thanks.
All the Dental Art images can be found here on Pinterest.
Some interesting social observations:
‘Don’t get fooled by those mangled teeth she sports on camera!’ says the ABC News host introducing the woman who plays Pennsatucky. ‘Taryn Manning is one beautiful and talented actress.’ This suggestion that bad teeth and talent, in particular, are mutually exclusive betrays our broad, unexamined bigotry toward those long known, tellingly, as ‘white trash.’ It’s become less acceptable in recent decades to make racist or sexist statements, but blatant classism generally goes unchecked.
Source: There is no shame worse than poor teeth in a rich world | Aeon Essays
This long essay includes some astute observations as well as a long tale of dental woes. The author’s poor dental condition leads to both pain and shame. She makes the accurate observation that people with ugly, unhealthy mouths are shunned in America. They are seen to be low class and are mocked.
Her dental problems and the problems of her family members she describes are horrific. She indicates that the major issue that lead to the problems is money and that more dental insurance would make the difference. However the dental problems she talks about are major and expensive issues that dental insurance would not cover to any significant extent. Hers is a common misunderstanding regarding dental coverage.
Never the less her observations regarding the stigma of bad teeth in America are right on.
Who does your IT? Don’t go “Cheapo” this is an essential part of your office, hire a pro.
Here is a good resource: DIA
Or for Henry Schein customers Tech Central.