Archive for March 20th, 2013

Are You a Victim of Environmental Cancer Hype? »

When is a cancer cluster the result of environmental contamination—and when is it a misleading statistical artifact? Science journalist George Johnson deals with this question in his latest article for Slate, “Cancer Cluster or Chance?” Johnson’s skill in explaining why we often misinterpret epidemiological data can be seen in his opening paragraphs: Lay a...
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A Better Way to Encourage Private Health Insurance »

In my previous post I explained that the subsidies of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are regressive and unfair and create high marginal tax rates. What would a better approach look like? To achieve the ideal, the federal government should offer people the same tax relief for the purchase of health insurance,...
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