I love the way most of the media is interpreting the health care spending increases, like in the Dayton Business Journal:
bq(quote). The costs of health insurance offered through work increased 10.1 percent nationwide in 2003, a marked slowdown from the nearly 15 percent increase in 2002 over the previous year…
10.1 percent is great news? It’s still double digit, it’s still going to force businesses to drop coverage or cut costs for their workers. Some countries had 3 percent increases from 2001-2002, with the average increase at 3.5% per year, since 1975. Imagine that.
Update: And instead of that, we have this. How much longer do we have to be such an embarrassment to the rest of the world? We’re great at making a few people rich, but we can’t even take care our poorest? (via Metafilter)