November 27, 2013

The Liberal Scarf: After weeks of the Rob Ford saga, new MP Chrystia Freeland gives Toronto something to be proud of.

Shakesville: The Supreme Court will hear a challenge to the Affordable Care Act’s mandated insurance coverage of contraceptives.

Progress Florida: Republican Governor Rick Scott’s voter suppression crusade is now targeting absentee ballots.

Mad Kane: Mitch McConnell’s ode to Harry Reid.

Kaiser Health News: States red and blue are taking action against health insurers who are widening their profits by “narrowing” consumers’ choice of doctors and hospitals.

Speaking of which, your quote of the day: “It is unprecedented in our market to have major insurance plans exclude Seattle Children's.” (Sandy Melzer, senior vice president, Seattle Children’s Hospital, November 20, 2013.)

Guest blogging Mike's Blog Round Up this week is Jon Perr from Perrspectives. Send your tips, recommendations, comments and angst to mbru AT crooksandliars DOT com.

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