Nothing local in it, but a new report out from the Department of Education worth a scan: What Is the Price of College? Someone must have state breakdowns for what they are reporting on, but I am too lazy to go look.
Now isn’t that more productive than talking about pensions and/or parking? At least I didn’t waste my time going down to watch this hearing which was scheduled for today. I guess it happened, but with a very different set of arguments. Is fascinating pondering why the shift? Did the firefighters not like the idea of setting a precedent for judicial involvement in management of the city? Do they know something we don’t? i.e. Is there some other path that is going to move the train from its course…. not many working days left to effect most anything at this point, but never say never. or was the legal argument just that weak that it forced a last minute withdrawal. Where is that lawyer/blogger?
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A study by June O’Neill and Dave M. O’Neill (link) suggests that the U.S health care system provides more choice, efficiency, better delivery and capacity than the Canadian system:
“Does Canada’s publicly funded, single payer health care system deliver better health outcomes and distribute health resources more equitably than the multi-payer heavily private U.S. system? We show that the efficacy of health care systems cannot be usefully evaluated by comparisons of infant mortality and life expectancy. We analyze several alternative measures of health status using JCUSH (The Joint Canada/U.S. Survey of Health) and other surveys. We find a somewhat higher incidence of chronic health conditions in the U.S. than in Canada but somewhat greater U.S. access to treatment for these conditions. Moreover, a significantly higher percentage of U.S. women and men are screened for major forms of cancer. Although health status, measured in various ways is similar in both countries, mortality/incidence ratios for various cancers tend to be higher in Canada. The need to ration resources in Canada, where care is delivered “free”, ultimately leads to long waits. In the U.S., costs are more often a source of unmet needs. We also find that Canada has no more abolished the tendency for health status to improve with income than have other countries. Indeed, the health-income gradient is slightly steeper in Canada than it is in the U.S.”