Spokane’s Empire Health Foundation landed an $858,000 federal grant to help Eastern Washington residents enroll in health insurance plans under [Romneycare]. The organizations will focus on people who aren’t likely to use a website or a call center to get information on health plans and subsidies, the release said.Fine, but who might those people be? Not homeless dudes. All of them have cell phones. Not youngsters. All of them are cell phones. Only old folks > 75 are unlikely to use websites or call centers. But old folks > 75 are already on Medicare, thus don't need info about the new plans. So who does that leave? Damned if I know.
Polistra was named after the original townsite of Manhattan (the one in Kansas). When I was growing up in Manhattan, I spent a lot of time exploring by foot, bike, and car. I discovered the ruins of an old mill along Wildcat Creek, and decided (inaccurately) that it was the remains of the original site of Polistra. Accurate or not, I've always liked the name, with its echoes of Poland (an under-appreciated friend of freedom) and stars. ==== The title icon is explained here. ==== Switchover: This 2007 entry marks a sharp change in worldview from neocon to pure populist. ===== The long illustrated story of Polistra's Dream is a time-travel fable, attempting to answer the dangerous revision of New Deal history propagated by Amity Shlaes. The Dream has 8 episodes, linked in a chain from the first. This entry explains the Shlaes connection.