Obama’s “Signature Accomplishment” Not Going Over Well With His Hometown’s Hospitals
Seems some of Chicago’s largest hospitals have decided the honeymoon’s over with their town’s golden-boy.
University of Chicago Medical Center and Rush University Medical Center both said they don’t plan to be in network for any Obamacare marketplace plans next year.
The change means patients with doctors at those hospitals will either need to find a plan off the marketplace, and lose Obamacare subsides, or find a new doctor.
Northwestern Memorial Hospital said it will also be out of the marketplace, but will have exceptions for some of its partner hospitals.
Six co-op “exchanges” still running out of 23 tries… if that’s “success,” I hate to think of what they’d call a “failure!”
This Week In Weird
- Stolen Base = Stolen Tacos? Yep. Because Francesco Lindor stole a base last night, Taco Bell’s giving away free tacos on November 2.
- A man throws out a message in a bottle… fifty years later, it’s found and returned to his daughter.
- Be careful how you tell a hairstylist you’re unhappy… you just might get a Mace Facial out of it.
This Week In History
- Sunday, 10/23: Great Depression-triggering market crash begins, 1929; Leyte Gulf, largest naval battle in history, 1944; Nixon turns over tapes, 1973
- Monday, 10/24: Transcontinental telegraph completed, 1861; Houdini’s last performance, 1926; last commercial SST flight, 2003
- Tuesday, 10/25: USS United States takes HMS Macedonian, 1812; Benjamin O. Davis first black Army general, 1940; invasion of Grenada, 1983
- Wednesday, 10/26: Erie Canal opens, 1825; O.K. Corral shootout, 1881; P-51 Mustang first flies, 1940; Boeing 707 enters revenue service, 1958
- Thursday, 10/27: Philadelphia founded, 1682; NY subway opens, 1904; Reagan’s “A Time For Choosing” speech, 1964
- Friday, 10/28: Statue of Liberty dedicated, 1886; Volstead Act begins Prohibition, 1919; Cuban Missile Crisis ends with Khrushchev pulling Russian missiles back, 1962
- Saturday, 10/29: Grant forces supply lines open into Chattanooga, 1863; Cassius Clay wins first fight, 1960; first computer-to-computer link on ARPANET, 1969
Today’s Birthdays: Filmmaker Don Siegel (Dirty Harry), 1912; game-show host Pat Sajak, 1946; author Jim Butcher, 1971
Holidays Around the World: Benin observes Armed Forces Day, Nauru has Angam Day, and Austria commemorates their 1955 declaration of Cold War neutrality with National Day.
This Week In History is compiled with assistance from History.com and Wikipedia. Something interesting not listed here? Please share in the Comments section–this is an Audience Participation Encouraged featurette.
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Quote of the Day
In deference to today in history…
Fast is fine, but Accurate is final.–Wyatt Earp
As always, the Watercooler is an Open Thread. Hope the lemon-infusion in today’s water was to your liking, and now it’s your turn to leave tidbits on the snack table if so inclined.