Bloggers have a lot of thoughts about the stimulus package:
- Sarah Rubenstein at WSJ’s Health Blog explains plans to divide extra Medicaid funds among states.
- Cristina Page at RH Reality Check explains the alleged $200 million for contraceptive coverage.
- Mike Dunford at The Questionable Authority investigates the Weatherization Assistance Program money and decides it’s a good idea.
- Karen Schulman at Womestake applauds the Senate for making childcare and early education part of its plan.
- Jake Young at Pure Pedantry warns that too much money for science all at once could be disastrous.
Matt Madia at Reg Watch is keeping tabs on how lobbyists are slipping into the Obama administration.
Maggie Mahar at Health Beat, responding to Atul Gawande’s article on healthcare reform, considers ways we might build on our current system to achieve our healthcare goals.
Merrill Goozner at GoozNews explains what the government will need to consider as it embarks on a major investment in comparative effectiveness research.
Sarah Janssen at NRDC’s Switchboard updates us on the latest BPA research, and it’s not good news.
Tom Philpott at Gristmill shares some of the alarming findings of past investigations at the Peanut Corporation of America plant that’s implicated in the latest salmonella outbreak.
Maryn McKenna at Superbug has more bad news for us about MRSA in food animals.
Rachel Nugent at Global Health Policy grapples with the question of whether malaria treatment policy needs to change in the face of growing drug resistance.