Mid-week Potpourri

Wednesday, March 16, 2016
■ First up, Rich W warns that the new ObamaTax numbers are a lot more dangerous than we've been led to believe:

"[O]nly about 28 percent of enrollees, or 3.5 million, are between the ages of 18 and 34 -- the younger, healthier people needed to offset the costs of older, sicker ones."

That's bad news because it underscores just how unsustainable the whole system has become. Look for this number to get even worse as premiums and out-of-pockets continue to rise.

■ Talk about an understatement: FoIB Holly R sent us this link that starts out by noting that "[d]ifficult patients — those who are angry, abusive, or rude — may not get the best medical care." No kidding.

Click on through to see how patients that threaten to shoot their doctors fare.

■ This is actually two items in one. On the one hand:

"Maple syrup isn't just delicious, it could also cure Alzheimer's disease"

While you're pouring that tasty Grade A Amber on your flapjacks, don't forget to sprinkle some blueberries on 'em, too:

"Start munching on blueberries. Researchers at the University of Cincinnati say chowing down on the "superfruit" may help treat patients with cognitive impairments."

Yummy and helpful.