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Critical thinking on health care in Canada, the Affordable Care Act, chemistry and suicide coverage

Critical thinking on health care in Canada, the Affordable Care Act, chemistry and suicide coverage

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Northern Neighbors: Kaiser Health News columnist Michelle Andrews has an unplanned run-in with Canada's health care system.

ACA and MAGI: Tricia Brooks at Say Ahhh! unravels acronyms of the Affordable Care Act with a post about how the use of a new way of defining income will affect children's coverage.

Rethink: Two essays today can help you rethink how you cover health. One is a debate about covering suicides on the heels of revised guidelines from the Australian Press Council, from Jaelea Skehan at The Conversation.

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The other is a an ode to chemistry, a "human science," by Ashutosh Jogalekar in Scientific American. Here's one particularly literary passage:

A world without chemistry would be a dystopia in which humans would lack the means to protect themselves from the elements, be unable to travel long distances for want of efficient fuels, be powerless against microorganisms and would die from simple pinpricks and would starve to death from inadequate food production. Put simply, a world without chemistry would most certainly be a world which most of us- including even the most dedicated environmentalist and alternative medicine enthusiast- would not want to live in.

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