Episode 101: Even More Health Care Terms to Know and Love (or at least know)

This week we continue our discussion of health care. Unfortunately, we all need to know a whole lot of complicated and confusing terms to get through our current health care debate.

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Episode 100: More Health Care Terms to Know and Love (or at least know)

This week, and in the coming weeks, we will discuss the vocabulary of health care. Unfortunately, we all need to know a whole lot of complicated and confusing terms to get through our current health care debate.

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Boost-Shot in the arm

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This week’s calendar entry is “boost in the arm/shot in the arm.”
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Episode 99: The Language of Health Care (Part 1)

The ongoing debate on health care here in the US takes for granted that we understand deductible, co-pay, co-insurance, premium, out-of-pocket limits, and many other often-confusing terms. Since that isn’t always the case, we’ll be discussing the language of health care in the coming weeks.

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antidote-anecdote

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Episode 97: More Stupid Adjectives

We’ve been talking about insults to the intelligence, and this week we conclude our discussion of adjectives.

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gall-gull

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From John Skelton’s 1528 volume entitled “Replycacion agaynst Certayne Yong Scolers”:

As touchyng the Tetrycall [severe] Theologisacion of these demy-diuines and Stoicall studiantes and frisca-ioly yonkerkyns … . moche better bayned [banned?] than brayned basked and bathed in their wylde burblyng and boyling blode Feruently reboyled with the infatuate flames of their rechelesse youthe and wytlesse wontonnesse enbrased and enterlased with a … moche fantasticall frenesy of their insensate sensualyte.

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