The New York Times ran a pretty good package of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) progress articles this week (conclusions: PPACA has helped some, hurt some, and not been in effect long enough for us to really know how it will work).
But I think the Times article that may have more of an impact is Joyce Wadler’s column about helping her mother deal with a stroke while she herself was dealing with a crippled wrist.
The column was funny and moving.
Wadler is an early boomer. She was born in 1948 and used to write about people like Abbie Hoffman and features for Rolling Stone Magazine.