I have no idea what this opening sentence from a page 1, above the fold, story
in the Dallas Morning News means:They were the Renaissance men of crime, a mixture of white-collar cunning and blue-collar ruthless violence.
What on earth is the authors' definition of a Renaissance man?
Meanwhile, a front page story in The Tennessean managed to get a story backwards:Physicians last week narrowly escaped a 10.6 percent reimbursement cut when Congress voted to override President Bush's veto of a bill that included rescinding the cuts. If the legislation had passed, Tennessee doctors stood to lose $350 million in care reimbursements, according to the Tennessee Medical Association.
Actually, if it had NOT passed, physicians would have faced a cut.
With regard to the Medicare story, this has been an ongoing issue annually for several years now, with Congress annually refusing to come up with a long term fix, and with Congress this year funding the temporary fix by decimating a managed care program (disclosure: my employer has an interest in that program). Such ongoing failure to fix a relatively simple problem should give pause to those screaming for greater levels of federal government management of our health care system.