An independent newsletter from outside the filter bubble: tech, health care, and public affairs reporting.
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Michael Bloomberg has just thrown his hat into the ring. Just what we need: another old white guy
In 1986, Congress enacted a law to bar hospitals from turning away patients who are unable to pay. Any hospital with an emergency room that participates in federal health programs must evaluate and stabilize every patient who comes through the…
francine hardawayThis is awesome. Being homeless must contribute enormously to health care costs, because homeless people get taken to the ER all the time.
The Salt Lake Tribune is now a nonprofit, an unprecedented transformation for a legacy U.S. daily that is intended to bolster its financial prospects during a troubling time for journalism nationwide. The IRS approved the shift in a letter dated…
francine hardawayThis could be a away people who like newspapers can keep them afloat. However, it will be on a much smaller scale.
The New York Times
– Nov 5, 12:14 PM
For police officers around the country, the genetic profiles that 20 million people have uploaded to consumer DNA sites represent a tantalizing resource that could be used to solve cases both new and cold. But for years, the vast majority of the…
francine hardawayAnything that can help us can also hurt us.
Longtime Facebook communications VP Caryn Marooney has taken a job as a general partner at Coatue Ventures, which recently launched a $700 million early-stage venture fund. The move is a shift for Marooney, especially after having served as one of…
francine hardawayMan do you blame her? Can you imagine what she has dealt with internally?
– Oct 28, 3:01 PM
We are at the beginning of a new era, where biology has shifted from empirical science to an engineering discipline. After a millennia of using man-made approaches for controlling or manipulating biology, we have finally begun using nature's own…
francine hardawayOh, this is a terrific point of view on the next generation of innovation. However, it leaves out a very important component of future healthcare and that’s lifestyle healthcare: food as medicine
Politicians sometimes exaggerate the laws they're proposing. But when they start making up new sections of a bill from whole cloth, something has gone wrong. In the case of the Filter Bubble Transparency Act, it's not just spin; it's an example of…
francine hardawayNo one in the government has the technical knowledge to regulate technology
Dr. Turner Osler was perfectly content working as a trauma surgeon at the University of Vermont — then he received a grant for researching biostatistics from the National Institutes of Health, which required… Welcome to a place where…
francine hardawayAnd if you bought a standing desk, that might be worse. This means people like me, who get up once an hour, are in better shape than we think.
Of the hundreds of companies from all over the world that were nominated to participate in the Thompson Reuters Global RegTech Start-up Competition for early stage start-ups in the legal, tax, and regulatory space, SurchX, the industry leader in…
francine hardawayThis is the company I’ve been working with since December
Troubled co-working operator WeWork has structured some leases under LLCs that are not guaranteed by its holding company, which will leave those landlords holding the bag for the free rent and TIs they provided to help get the spaces up and…
francine hardawayOnce again, if you know real estate, you know how different it is from tech. Many landlords don't understand tech, and many tech entrepreneurs don't understand real estate. WeWork shows this in spades.