- Sabrina Tavernise: Cuts in Hospital Subsidies Threaten Safety-Net Care - NYTimes.com: "The uninsured pour into Memorial Health hospital here: the waitress with cancer in her voice box who for two years assumed she just had a sore throat. The unemployed diabetic with a wound stretching the length of her shin. The construction worker who could no longer breathe on his own after weeks of untreated asthma attacks and had to be put on a respirator.... Many of these patients were expected to gain health coverage under the Affordable Care Act through a major expansion of Medicaid.... But after the Supreme Court in 2012 gave states the right to opt out, Georgia... Republican-led, refused to broaden the program. Now... the poor people who rely on safety-net hospitals like Memorial will be doubly unlucky. A government subsidy, little known outside health policy circles but critical to the hospitals’ survival, is being sharply reduced under the new health law..."
- Diane Sweet: Publisher Pulling Benghazi Book: "The Simon & Schuster subsidiary Threshold Editions announced Friday that it was pulling the controversial Benghazi source’s account of the 2012 terror attack, titled The Embassy House, and requesting that stores return their copies to the publisher.... The account of the night of the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that Davies shared in the book, as well as on CBS’s 60 Minutes, has been called into question after a conflicting FBI report on Davies’s experience that night was leaked to the press.... I previously wrote that CBS had failed to disclose that the CBS owned Simon & Schuster was publishing a book by Davies about his Benghazi experience. Both Jeff Fager, the chairman of CBS News and executive producer of '60 Minutes', and correspondent Lara Logan have said they regretted not including a disclosure."
- Igor Volsky: It's Official: When It Comes To Immigration, House GOP Can Only Agree On Deporting DREAMers: "House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) told immigration advocates that lawmakers will not take-up immigration reform this year. As a result, an amendment to deport DREAM-eligible immigrants — which passed with overwhelming GOP support in June — will be the only immigration measure to have received a vote on the floor of the House in 2013..."
- Paul Krugman: A Note On Hysteresis And Monetary Policy: "Suppose that sustained economic weakness really does do a lot of damage, but that it hasn’t done as much so far as [Reifschneider] et al estimate. In that case, the worst possible thing you could do would be to slam on the brakes because you imagine that the economy is at capacity.... [thus] turning downbeat estimates of economic capacity into a self-fulfilling prophecy. The lesson you should be taking here is, don’t tighten, don’t taper, don’t exit, until you see the whites of inflation’s eyes..."
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