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Monday January 20th, 2020 morning edition

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It’s been decades since Canada transitioned from a U.S.-style system of private healthcare insurance to a government-run single-payer system.

To be sure, wait times for specialist care and some diagnostic imaging are often criticized as too long.

But a 2007 study by Canada’s health authority and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found the overall health of Americans and Canadians to be roughly similar.

The cost of administering this system amounts to 17% of Canada’s national expenditures on health.

“Discussions of health reform in the United States should consider whether $812 billion devoted annually to health administration is money well spent.”.

But in states that shifted most of their Medicaid recipients into private managed care, administrative costs were twice as high.

America’s Health Insurance Plans, a group representing private health insurance companies, said administrative practices shouldn’t be blamed for escalating the cost of care in the United States. »

New hospital-based data contradicts HUD estimates on homelessness

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“The data suggests that homelessness may be increasing, despite official HUD estimates showing a substantial decrease in homelessness,” said Dana Madigan, a doctoral student at UIC and first author of the study.

The most conservative estimates of homelessness using hospital data of unique emergency department visitors increased annually from 6,613 in 2011 to 15,815 in 2018.

Lee Friedman, senior author of the study, said that without accurate data, states will not get adequate resources to address homelessness. »

Trump reportedly picked his impeachment defense team based on how well he thinks they can perform on TV

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Trump reportedly picked his impeachment defense team based partly on their ability to defend him on television.

Trump on Friday announced a legal team including long-time TV defender Alan Dershowitz, and former Clinton impeachment lawyer Kenneth Starr.

US President Donald Trump picked his impeachment defense team partly based on their ability to defend him on television, according to a report from CNN. »

Henry Winter auf Twitter: "Rashford was carrying a single stress fracture in his back, now has a double stress fracture after Wolves game. Expected to be out for 2-3 months. Also has piece of floating

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Cloverfield Was the Last Time Hollywood Truly Surprised Us

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I was probably fucking around, making fart noises, being shushed, when a trailer queued up that didn’t really look like a trailer.

Rob and friends run to the roof, look toward midtown New York City, which, shit, promptly explodes in flames.

Not even a year after Cloverfield, Hollywood welcomed us to world the we now live in: Remakes, sequels, comic books, nostalgia. »