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Hard for California to Calexit federal government | The Sacramento Bee
"California and some other parts of the U.S. are in different political orbits when it comes to presidential picks. But the nation’s largest state and the federal government are more deeply entwined than ever on tax, spending and other fiscal matters.

In the wake of the presidential victory by Republican Donald Trump – who lost to Democrat Hillary Clinton in California by nearly 4.3 million votes – some Golden State denizens have suggested more autonomy if not outright independence from the rest of the United States.

Little mention is made of the federal government’s major role in the lives of Californians, from the $47.5 billion in federal contracts awarded to state businesses and other recipients in federal fiscal year 2015, or the nearly $96 billion in federal funds in the current state budget, representing more than one-third of the budget total.

About 344,000 Californians work directly for the federal government, according to the most recent census data, paying state taxes and generating economic activity.

Some Trump supporters, meanwhile, have opined that the rest of the country would be better off without California and its Democratic-leaning electorate.

Yet those people rarely note that California, which represents about 12 percent of the country’s population, generated 13.5 percent of the total federal income tax payments in 2014, the most recent data available – the most of any state.

Compared to most other states, California generally has paid more to the federal government than it receives in federal spending.

A report last year by the New York Office of the Comptroller concluded that California received 99 cents in federal spending for every dollar it paid in federal taxes during the 2013 federal fiscal year, one of 11 states that received less federal money than they paid in taxes.

California, though, has outsized involvement in some federal programs. For example, the state has embraced the federal Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, opting to expand Medi-Cal to cover more than 3.5 million new participants.

If Trump and congressional Republicans follow through on their threat to repeal the law, annual federal funding for Medi-Cal would drop by more than $15 billion, according to the California Budget and Policy Center."
california  calexit  us  money  government  data  2016  taxes  healthcare  employment  obamacare  affordablecareact  medical  economics 
december 2016 by robertogreco
Turning The Pages Online: Book Menu
"Using touchscreen technology and animation software, the digitized images of rare and beautiful historic books in the biomedical sciences are offered at kiosks at the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Visitors may ‘touch and turn’ these pages in a highly realistic way. They can zoom in on the pages for more detail, read or listen to explanations of the text, and (in some cases) access additional information on the books in the form of curators’ notes.
via:preoccupations  medicine  renaissance  science  education  art  biology  illustration  images  anatomy  reference  libraries  medical  zoology  archives  history  digitallibraries  nlm  books 
december 2009 by robertogreco
The cost of getting sick : GE
"To gain a deeper understanding of healthcare costs, we've combined the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) with 500K records from GE's proprietary database. By combining MEPS with GE's data, we gain a more complete picture of the costs associated with chronic conditions."
healthcare  datavisualization  infographics  processing  information  visualization  health  benfry  medical  disease  conversation  data  interactive 
november 2009 by robertogreco
Healthcare Blue Book
"The Healthcare Blue Book is a free consumer guide to help you determine fair prices in your area for healthcare services. If you pay for your own healthcare, have a high deductible or need a service your insurance does not fully cover, we can help. The Blue Book will help you find fair prices for surgery, hospital stays, doctor visits, medical tests and much more."
healthcare  medicine  shopping  consumer  comparison  money  health  budget  insurance  costs  pricing  medical  dental 
august 2009 by robertogreco
Think Anatomy
"We’ve found links to the best anatomy resources on the Internet, categorized them, reviewed them, and put them in one place for you—ThinkAnatomy. Not everyone can get their study needs met through lecture, lab, and a textbook. You probably find yourself searching for other study aids. But, we also know how frustrating it can be to search the Internet for good resources, and let’s be honest, there’s a lot of bad information out there."
human  anatomy  biology  science  visualization  illustration  3d  database  teaching  learning  studyguides  tcsnmy  medical  medicine  elearning  reference  education 
november 2008 by robertogreco
Visual dictionary
"to learn by way of image with thematic, clear and precise pages, with concise and rigorous texts, bilingual, the InfoVisual will become a academic resource. Different from an encyclopedia or from a traditional online dictionaries, thesauri and glossaries
dictionary  language  visualization  visual  diagrams  graphics  medical  encyclopedias  anatomy  biology  dictionaries 
january 2008 by robertogreco
Conceptual Trends and Current Topics - How To Find a Doctor
"not to ask other patients, nor just any non-specialist doctor, but to ask either a chief resident or a chief nurse who they recommend for themselves because they are the ones who must deal with the competencies of other doctors"
advice  medical  medicine  howto  doctors  health 
january 2008 by robertogreco
Bringing back the housecall (kottke.org)
"Dr. Jay Parkinson M.D. emailed in to tell me about his new medical practice in Williamsburg. He's got no office (housecalls only), takes appointment requests via SMS, email, or IM, handles some follow-ups over video chat, and specializes in the 18-40 age"
future  health  insurance  medical  medicine  nyc  people  alternative  business  technology  web  healthcare  jayparkinson 
september 2007 by robertogreco
Health Blog : IM UR NYC MD 24/7 4 HELP
"The good doctor and scarily accomplished photographer (see his work as a shutterbug here and here) has an offer to take care of you for $500 a year. And most of the time, you’ll be meeting online. Parkinson, 31 and freshly licensed, has got no office…"
future  health  insurance  medical  medicine  nyc  people  alternative  business  technology  web  healthcare  jayparkinson 
september 2007 by robertogreco

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