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Healthcare

  1. Zach Galifianakis Currently Number One Traffic Driver to Healthcare.gov

    Eat your heart out, Upworthy.

    Say what you want about whether or not Obama's appearance on Zach Galifianakis's Between Two Ferns web series was undignified and unbecoming of such a high-ranking political official, but you've gotta admit: it appears to have paid off.

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  2. President Obama Appeared on Between Two Ferns With Zach Galifianakis

    Thanks, Obama!

    President Obama appeared on the Funny or Die webseries Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis to promote Healthcare, and like any episode of the show it's absurd and hilarious. The main difference of course being that it happens to feature the President.

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  3. Sugar Doesn’t Make Kids Hyper, a Sweet Look at How Randomized Controlled Trials Work

    Sugar might be bad for you, but it doesn't make you hyper.

    It's a common belief that giving kids sugar will make them hyper, but it's also wrong. Seeing a child become hyper after giving them a sugary treat isn't sufficient data to make the jump that it's the sugar causing the behavior. Healthcare Triage host Aaron Carroll explains that and the process of randomized controlled trials in this video.

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  4. Obama Would Really Like Everybody To Chill The Heck Out About These Healthcare.Gov Glitches

    It could be worse. He could be EA.

    Starting today, you can now sign up for healthcare through the Affordable Care Act -- but the website's dealing with a heavy amount of traffic that's been causing it to behave erratically. So, of course, critics have been pointing to this as a sign that the whole thing is an unmitigated disaster. President Obama has something to say to those people.

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  5. Sponsored Post: GE AgileTrac Tech Works To Take The Wait Out Of Hospital Visits

    Is there anything worse than waiting at the hospital? It's almost inevitable that you've had to wait on a room, a test, admission, and more. What if we could just cut that whole thing out? The waiting, that is, not the hospital. That's what GE Healthcare's basically trying to do with their AgileTrac patient tracking solution.

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  6. Man Robs Bank To Receive Free Healthcare In Jail

    James Richard Verone, a Gastonia, NC resident and former Coca-Cola truck driver has been charged with larceny from a person for robbing a local RBC Bank of $1. Verone committed the robbery to receive free healthcare while incarcerated because he has no benefits and can not take on the financial cost of his own care. The charge is larceny from a person because Verone only took $1. The charge carries reduced jail time, but like bank robbery, the crime is still a felony. After passing the bank teller a note demanding $1 and healthcare, Verone sat quietly in the bank and waited for police to arrive. He was arrested and taken to the county jail, where his $100,000 bond has since been reduced to $2,000. He doesn't intend to pay it, he is purposefully staying in jail.

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