Posts Tagged ‘Affordable Care Act’

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    Medicaid: What Will Happen in 2014?

    Jun 8, 13 • 329 Views • No Comments

    I suspect that the more you study Medicaid the less you know. We better start with by saying Medicaid is not what most of us think it is. Yes, it involves medical care for the poor. But, federal law says Medicaid assistance can go only to low income people...  [read more]

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    How Has The Safety Net Affected the Unemployment Rate?

    Feb 5, 13 • 209 Views • No Comments

    University of Chicago economist Casey Mulligan believes that the US unemployment rate has remained high because of many separate public policy changes. Big and small, each one influenced workers, businesses and consumers by creating new incentives. For...  [read more]

  • The Congress and the Fiscal Cliff

    Fiscal Cliff Notes

    Nov 11, 12 • 252 Views • No Comments

    There might be 2 ways to look at the fiscal cliff. Specifically, we can focus on tax increases and spending cuts: Tax Increases Bush era tax cuts: expire 2010-2011 2% payroll tax cut: expire Affordable Care Act taxes: kick in   Spending Cuts Emergency...  [read more]

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    The Downside of Sitting

    Jul 22, 12 • 213 Views • No Comments

    I’ve been thinking about the economic connection between sitting and butterflies. Our story starts with sitting studies. Pulling together the data from surveys covering 167,000 adults, researchers have concluded that you might live longer if you sit...  [read more]

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    Tomatoes, Health Care and Unintended Consequences

    Jun 30, 12 • 158 Views • No Comments

    Trying to make pretty tomatoes, plant breeders inadvertently created a tasteless fruit. It all started 70 years ago with a gene mutation that evenly ripened tomatoes. Seeing the commercial potential of uniformly colored bright red tomatoes, growers bred the...  [read more]