MICKEY KAUS ON JOURNALISTIC, IF NOT MEDICAL, MALPRACTICE: NBC’s Dr. Nancy Snyderman goes to bat for the health care cost-curve-benders, taking sides against a new study suggesting that mammograms for women under 50 have a significant payoff. “Am I suggesting that the CDC may have been politicized as part of the Obamacare cost-saving push? Don’t be silly. That would be like suggesting … I dunno, that the IRS had been politicized.”

I’ve noticed that since pretty much the exact instant ObamaCare passed, all the people — and you, Dr. Nancy Snyderman, are among them — who were pushing early detection before suddenly started pushing avoidance of unnecessary tests instead. Pardon me if I diagnose you as infected with the apparat.