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1. Poetic justice.  Shorter: states that had tight-fisted approaches to health care in general and medicaid in particular are worried about the burden imposed by the health care reform law. Longer: “But even with more federal help, the challenge for states like Alabama, Arkansas and Texas that now offer only limited Medicaid coverage will be […]

Driving them to drink

On June 17, 2009

Following up on Dave’s observations regarding doubts about the health benefits of moderate drinking: (1) The politics of epidemiology are most obvious when you see people treat relatively weak c


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On June 16, 2009
The New York Times reports that “some scientists” dispute the link between moderate alcohol consumption and better health on a number of measures.  The key is the causality question, of course: “No study, these critics say, has ever proved a causal relationship between moderate drinking and lower risk of death — only that the two often […]
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