Fact Of The Day #41: During Final Difficult Days, Medicare Spending Spikes (INFOGRAPHIC)
Nine of 10 Medicare patients die of chronic disease, and caring for them in their final six months of life absorbs one-third of all Medicare dollars. During that time, more than a third of chronically ill Medicare patients are treated by 10 or more doctors.
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Howard Fineman: Obama Puts Passion Into Jobs Speech Rarely Seen In His Presidency
Addresses to joint sessions of Congress are supposed to be august, stately and somber affairs, but the president turned his tonight into a raucous and lively mixture of a campaign stump speech and a college-style debate on the floor of the British House of Commons. Friends and foes alike had to wonder watching him tonight: where has that Barack Obama been? The other question, of course, is: Why did it take so long for "Give 'Em Hell, Barry" to appear? And the last question: Is it too late, either to do anything for the economy, or for his own chances?
Filed by Paige Lavender