What’s Driving High Healthcare Costs?

Princeton economist, Uwe Reinhardt, contributes regularly to The New York Times Economix Blog. Recently he wrote, in “Health Care Payers Push Back Against Costs“ that high U.S. healthcare costs are driven by several factors:

American’s over-use of high-cost/high-tech services owing to some American’s being over-insured. High administrative costs (mostly in the health insurance area) Higher . . . → Read More: What’s Driving High Healthcare Costs?

Since you asked…

This is a time of the year when I meet new people or get reacquainted with old friends, and once we run out of the usual “status update” conversation, someone often asks about the economy and the current crisis about the debt ceiling. I’m going to break a self-imposed guideline for this blog, and . . . → Read More: Since you asked…

Since You asked…

This is a time of the year when I meet new people or get reacquainted with old friends, and once we run out of the usual “status update” conversation, someone often asks about the economy and the current crisis about the debt ceiling. I’m going to break a self-imposed guideline for this blog, and . . . → Read More: Since You Asked…

The Economic Effects of a Soda Tax

Greg Mankiw (link) and David Leonhardt (link) have opened a debate on whether govenrment policymakers should levy a tax on soda and other soft drinks as an attempt to reverse the growing trend of obesity among the U.S. population. The idea of taxing soda has become popular as governments around the world have recorded . . . → Read More: The Economic Effects of a Soda Tax

And A Pony

The whole health care reform thing totally baffles me. Where do all these idiots (and yes, you ARE idiots) who support health care reform think the money is going to come from for all these improvements? Cost savings?? Sorry, idiots, but if savings were already available, insurance companies would have  already gotten them, and . . . → Read More: And A Pony