Posts Tagged ‘Medicare’

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    Election Economics: How Successful is the US Healthcare System?

    Aug 20, 12 • 632 Views • No Comments

    It might be tough to use statistics to judge US health care. Among OECD countries (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development), from 1980 to 1999, for life expectancy, the US ranked #19 and Canada was #5. However, the order flips–US #1 and......  [read more]

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    Remembering Milton Friedman

    Jul 31, 12 • 555 Views • No Comments

    Split down the middle, opinion about the US economy puts private initiative or government first. Those who place individual enterprise first believe most private income belongs to those who generate it. By contrast, government’s advocates see a......  [read more]

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    Why Does New Jersey Give More Than It Gets?

    Jun 4, 12 • 411 Views • No Comments

    I never knew that my home state, New Jersey, might be at the top of the list that gives and at the bottom of the list that gets federal dollars. Receiving 55 cents for every dollar we paid in taxes, for FY (fiscal year) 2004, New Jersey’s getting to......  [read more]

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    How Sick is Medicare?

    May 28, 12 • 573 Views • 1 Comment

    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 I’m not......  [read more]

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    Health Care Costs

    Mar 10, 12 • 544 Views • No 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......  [read more]