What happens if an uninsured immigrant goes to a hospital in the United States and ends up needing long-term care? The answer, as the NYT discovers, is mostly up to the hospital. The patient might be given the care he needs, even if he can't pay. Or the hospital might have the patient sent back to his homeland, even if he came to the U.S. legally. The paper follows several different cases to show how the discretion of hospital administrators can make all the difference.
Remember those nifty swimsuits the U.S. Olympic swim team used to win all those gold medals? Well, the WP says that they're quickly becoming commonplace for competitive swimming at every level, despite costing hundreds of dollars and needing regular replacements. Some are worried that the cost of the suits could put competitive swimming out of the reach for lower-income families and less-affluent schools.
The WP notes inside that when the college basketball season begins tomorrow, it will do so with a revised 3-point-line, now set a foot farther back in an attempt to reinvigorate the sport's ailing midgame. The paper examines the history of the line and examines a few predictions about the new rule's impact.
Instead of raising the price of common household items, some manufacturers are simply reducing the size of the package, effectively charging more for less. Is anyone noticing? The LAT has the story.
The NYT Magazine explores the Saudi government's plan to use group therapy to deprogram would-be terrorists.