Yes, OK, mea culpa.
It's been a year since this was updated anything like sensibly; not dead, just busy, gee surprise.
Still: in an attempt to be timely, one of my favourite political commentators gives the best summary yet of the recent healthcare (apparently synonymous with health insurance in US political life, at least thus far; credit the insurance companies' PR folks) legislation:
So go read that for a month or two while I try to get back in gear here.
[With luck, the 'year of eating fabulously' posts will come soon...]