More Adults Caring for Elderly Relatives, and Other Links

Four in ten U.S. adults are now caring for a sick or elderly family member.

Human organs could be grown in animals and then harvested within a year.

Federalism lives: about four-fifths of the states now have enacted local laws that directly reject or ignore federal laws on marijuana use, gun control, health insurance requirements and identification standards for driver’s licenses.

6 percent of physicians in the cash-only business in 2013, up from 4 percent in 2012.

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  1. Sam says:

    Four in ten U.S. adults are now caring for a sick or elderly family member.

    – This is encouraging to see. However, one has to wonder what the economic impact of this kind of behavior is.

    • Craeten says:

      This is a really sad statistic, hopefully we can decrease this number with technological advances at some point.

  2. Flav says:

    6 percent of physicians in the cash-only business in 2013, up from 4 percent in 2012.

    -Everyone loves cash money!

  3. Buster says:

    Four in ten U.S. adults are now caring for a sick or elderly family member.

    I suspect this will increase as 78 million Baby Boomers become frail over the next several decades.

  4. Tony says:

    Human organs could be grown in animals and then harvested within a year.

    This is very disturbing to me. Anyone else?

  5. Studebaker says:

    6 percent of physicians in the cash-only business in 2013, up from 4 percent in 2012.

    This is small but I would not be surprised to see more of the older physicians slow down and convert to a cash-based family practice. A doctor could have a smaller office with no billing staff and just accept cash rather than bill insurance. A doctor might even just open the office, say, three days a week.

  6. Tommy says:

    “Federalism lives: about four-fifths of the states now have enacted local laws that directly reject or ignore federal laws on marijuana use, gun control, health insurance requirements and identification standards for driver’s licenses.”

    If my history is correct, several civil wars originated out of “disagreement” between the centralized government and regional and local governments. Not saying we’ll lead to those paths, but we are certainly more and more disintegrated as a society.

  7. LMB says:

    All of this is encouraging news. States should exercise their right to reject federal laws that do not agree with the people of their state.