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I've tried to understand health care for years. After 7 minutes with this guy, I totally get it now.

For as infuriatingly gigantic, messy, and crazy as our health care system is, this guy sure makes all the bajillion parts pretty easy to wrap your brain around. If you get insurance through your job, you'll want to pay attention at 1:45. If you're over 65, 2:07 is where you want to go. At 3:46, he explains why even though we're supposed to have a health care program for people who are too poor to afford insurance, it's almost impossible to qualify for it. And if, like me, you were under the impression that the Affordable Care Act (aka "Obamacare") was going to fix things, 5:20 should disabuse you of that puppy-rainbows-kittens fantasy.

I've tried to understand health care for years. After 7 minutes with this guy, I totally get it now.

FACT CHECK TIME! Yes, indeed, U.S. spending on medical research counts for the vast majority of R&D spending in the world, although according to the The Economist and U.S. News, Japan and China are not far behind. His assertion at 4:56 that even the poorest adults without children don't get Medicaid is backed up by these reports from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, the Kaiser Family Foundation, and Huffington Post. KFF also confirms that under the ACA, 5 million people will be left without insurance as a result of the Supreme Court decision that left the Medicaid expansion in the hands of the states. And the CBO confirms that, although the government only gives health coverage to one-third of all Americans, it foots the bill for two-thirds.

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"Baking cakes gave me the confidence to believe in my own brand and now I put my heart into giving my customers something they'll enjoy eating," Klohr said.

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La Cocina VA's, which translates to "the kitchen" in Spanish, offers its Bilingual Culinary Training program to prepare low-and moderate-income individuals from diverse backgrounds to launch careers in the food industry.

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Vanna White appeared on "The Price Is Right" in 1980.

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That's it. Walking back and forth in a pretty evening gown, flipping letters and clapping for contestants. More on that job in a minute…

As a member of Gen X, television game shows like "Wheel of Fortune" and "The Price is Right" send me straight back to my childhood. Watching this clip from 1980 of Vanna White competing on "The Price is Right" two years before she started turning letters on "Wheel of Fortune" is like stepping into a time machine. Bob Barker's voice, the theme music, the sound effects—I swear I'm home from school sick, lying on the ugly flowered couch with my mom checking my forehead and bringing me Tang.

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