Tag: healthcare costs
Trust Walmart’s Insulin to Save Lives

By making life-saving medication widely available and affordable, retailers like Walmart have undoubtedly saved lives and provided financial relieve for numerous patients in dire situations.

Illustrating Obamacare’s Effect on Employers’ Health Costs

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has published a chart showing how health-benefit costs among private employers have increased over the past decade. The chart shows health benefits increased from 6.9 percent of total compensation in September 2006 to 7.6 percent last September. The 0.7 percentage point absolute increase is a relative increase of ten...
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Krugman’s Bite on Dentistry Lacks Teeth

In July 2015, former Enron board member, New York Times columnist, and champion of ever more government control of health care, Professor Paul Krugman, wrote a disturbing blog entry: Wonkblog has a post inspired by the dentist who paid a lot of money to shoot Cecil the lion, asking why he—and dentists in general...
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The Market for Healthcare Risk: How the Current System Biases Against Patients with Pre-existing Conditions

In 1980, Census Bureau statistics showed that less than 1 percent of the population had been denied health insurance because of a health condition. Moreover, this was a period of time when there were few legislative remedies. Even so, this 1 percent was a politically vocal group and, in many cases, they evoked understandable...
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