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Daily Treatment, Biggest Losers Edition

Doctors, who didn't win repeal of Sustainable Growth Rate formula in Medicare (Jay Newton-Small, Time)

The insurance industry, which has turned out to be its own worst enemy (Paul Waldman, The American Prospect)

The Washington media, which has all too predictably failed to tell an accurate story about the politics of the public option (Timothy Noah, Slate)

Oh, and if you're going to read one thing today, check out Austin Frakt's post about low-income people with chronic health conditions or disabilities. Why does this matter? Frakt explains:

As legislators merge and amend the bills before them, it’s worth pausing for a moment and considering what this is all about: real people in real need--millions of uninsured and vulnerable Americans for whom successful reform would bring relief or for whom failure would bring additional years, possibly decades, of struggle.

He's absolutely right.