Posts Tagged ‘Medicare’

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    Remembering Milton Friedman

    Jul 31, 12 • 496 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 • 359 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 • 491 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 • 472 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]

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    A Medicare Check-up

    May 14, 11 • 439 Views • No Comments

    We could say that Medicare is currently a bit ill and the prognosis is not good. Last year it received some “medicine” through the Affordable Health Care Act but its caretakers, the Medicare trustees, question whether the treatment will work.......  [read more]