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No money, no insurance, no mercy | Seattle Times Newspaper
"Hospitals in Washington are legally required to provide free charity care for patients with incomes below the poverty level. Even middle-income patients, in some cases, are entitled to breaks in their hospital bills. But advocates for patients contend that too often, eligible patients are denied charity care or not told that it's available."
poverty  medical  insurance  ex  Seattle  Times  healthcare 
june 2013 by pierredv
Diederik Stapel’s Audacious Academic Fraud - NYTimes.com
"Diederik Stapel, a Dutch social psychologist, perpetrated an audacious academic fraud by making up studies that told the world what it wanted to hear about human nature." "But the scientific misconduct that has come to light in recent years suggests at the very least that the number of bad actors in science isn’t as insignificant as many would like to believe. In his early years of research — when he supposedly collected real experimental data — Stapel wrote papers laying out complicated and messy relationships between multiple variables. He soon realized that journal editors preferred simplicity. “They are actually telling you: ‘Leave out this stuff. Make it simpler,’ ” Stapel told me. Before long, he was striving to write elegant articles."
stories  *  ex  NY  Times  tragedy  fraud  people  research 
april 2013 by pierredv

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