I’m at the 2012 Pediatric Academic Societies’ meeting still, so no time for full blogging this morning. But I had a couple things to get out quickly:
1) I’m currently blogging with my computer tethered to my iPad 3 on its Verizon connection. The ease with which was done was stunning. Moreover, this simple act is saving me about $50 in hotel wireless connection fees on this trip alone. I don’t know why this isn’t something they market harder to the business community as a selling point for the device.
2) The administration is ending its program of paying insurance brokers and agents $100 for referring people to the Pre-Existing Conditions Insurance Plan. I’ve never been a big supporter of that plan, so I’m no sorry to see it go. The plans were just a stop-gap measure to tide people with pre-existing conditions through the the exchanges. I think it’s terrible that such people were left in the lurch until 2014, and offering them still-unaffordable insurance wasn’t much of a fix.
4) I will be having lunch with Austin this afternoon. We’re trying to avoid the paparazzi, if possible, but if pictures manage to be taken, I’ll let you know.