Political Cartoon: 'Hand Me The Retractor?' By Lisa Benson

Kaiser Health News provides a fresh take on health policy developments with "Hand Me The Retractor?" By Lisa Benson.

Meanwhile, here is today's health policy haiku:

IT'S A LONG SEASON

Before trade deadline
team finds utility man:

-Anonymous

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