Posts Tagged ‘health care spending’

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    Health Care Costs

    Mar 10, 12 • 205 Views • Behavioral Economics, Demand, Supply, and Markets, Economic Debates, UncategorizedNo Comments

    Looking forward to your daily Double Chocolaty Chip Frappuccino, you see that the calorie count sign says 500 calories. Change your mind? Most studies indicate that knowing a calorie count has little if any impact on purchasing decisions. Then, you stroll to

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    Health Care Insight

    Oct 4, 10 • 197 Views • Demand, Supply, and Markets, Government, Households, Macroeconomic Measurement, RegulationNo Comments

    Perhaps it all began when President Lyndon Johnson called Wilbur Mills, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. “Wilbur, I’ve just been looking through the polls here, and I’ve only got a few weaknesses, and the worst of them is that

  • Cheap Health Care!

    Jan 2, 10 • 185 Views • Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    A recent “Investor’s Business Daily” article includes a great graph. Downward sloping, the graph represents health care spending by consumers. While aggregate spending skyrockets, individuals are paying less out of pocket.