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Romney’s Plan For Health Care: Undo Decades Of Progress By Undermining Medicare, Medicaid, The Affordable Care Act, And Employer-based Insurance | The New Republic

The gist: Repeal the Affordable Care Act; end Medicare and Medicaid as we know it, by turning the former into a voucher program and the latter into a block grant scheme; unravel private insurance, by changing the tax treatment of benefits and undermining state regulation. The good. Not much. Once …

Audubon’s ‘Birds of America’ fetches $7.9M in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — A rare first edition of John James Audubon’s illustrated “The Birds of America” depicting more than 400 life-size North American species in four monumental volumes was purchased at auction Friday for $7.9 million. Christie’s auction house identified the buyer as an American collector who bid by …