Read — 2014/04/18

Today’s selection of articles includes:

  1. Cost of Treatment May Influence Doctors“, by Andrew Pollack (NY Times). Medical experts and practitioners debate whether doctors should weigh the social cost of treatment in decisions about individual care.
  2. Enrollments Exceed Obama’s Target for Health Care Act“, by Mark Landler & Michael D. Shear (NY Times). Eight million people have signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, but some worry that the percentage of enrollees age 18-34 (28%) won’t be enough to keep premiums low.
  3. Deal Is Reached to Ease Tension in East Ukraine“, by Michael R. Gordon & Peter Baker (NY Times). US Secretary of State John Kerry, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Ukrainian interim Foreign Minister Andrii Deshchytsia, and EU Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton reach a tentative agreement — that does not require Russia to pull back its troops from Ukraine’s border. Some among the pro-Russian occupants spurn the formal agreement.
  4. Human Error Suspected as Hope Fades in Korean Ferry Sinking“, by Choe Sang-Hun, Su-Hyun Lee, & Jiha Ham (NY Times). The ferry Sewol, bound from Incheon to the island of Jeju, capsizes with 475 aboard, most of them students from Danwon High School outside Seoul. Fewer than 200 people have been rescued; the crew’s organization of the evacuation seems to blame.
  5. Libraries Seek High-Speed Broadband“, by Jada F. Smith (NY Times). Calls mount to equip public libraries with high-speed broadband, to allow patrons full use of new machines.
  6. This Week’s Movies: April 18, 2014“, by Robin Lindsay (NY Times). Reviews of “Transcendence”, “Fading Gigolo”, and “Manakamana”.