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Why Do Employers Do What They Do?

Why Do Employers Do What They Do?

Would employers risk rate employees on their employer health insurance plans if they could? Why don’t they impose a mandate on employees? These questions are asked by Austin Frakt. (See here and here.) In asking them, he is inviting us to compare employer insurance pools with markets such as those ...

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Peonage for the Twenty-First Century

Peonage for the Twenty-First Century

The Common Core exists only because we have forgotten that parents have a right to educate their children. The state has no educational authority of its own apart from what parents delegate to it.

A young man and woman arrive at the office of the town clerk to procure a marriage license. They're ...

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Are We About To Face A Severe Doctor Shortage?

Are We About To Face A Severe Doctor Shortage?

“No, there won’t be a doctor shortage,” wrote Zeke Emanuel and Scott Gottlieb in The New York Times the other day.

ObamaCare will weather that challenge just fine. How? Nurses and other paramedic personnel can substitute for physicians and new technology is making remote monitoring of patients ...

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Krugman: Wrong Again About ObamaCare

Krugman: Wrong Again About ObamaCare

What I’m about to show you is in my opinion an embarrassment to the economics profession and I wish more of my colleagues would express their strong disapproval.

Take a look at the blue line in the chart below. It shows the annual rate of change in U.S. health care spending. Now here is ...

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Common Core Dollars Destroy Opportunities for ADHD Kids

Common Core Dollars Destroy Opportunities for ADHD Kids

Corporations buying into the federal healthcare data system using huge profits made from creating federal tests aligned with Common Core are destroying opportunities for ADHD kids.

The fears of many parents of ADHD kids will likely come true. Their child’s opportunities will be limited by an ...

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Biggest Bullies In The Public Schools: The Education Establishment

Biggest Bullies In The Public Schools: The Education Establishment

We hear a lot about bullying as if it’s as common as cheering at a football game.

 But who is really the Big Bully in our public schools? Who is throwing their weight around all the time?

More specifically, who is insisting on the use of bad methods that never seem to work better this year ...

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The Common Core Steamroller

The Common Core Steamroller

Schools around the nation continue to roll out Common Core, but many are experiencing complications. Some parents are surprised by the new national standards and many teachers are ill prepared. There is confusion surrounding curriculum. Funding hurdles abound. Parents’ questions are not being ...

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When Obamacare Premiums Are Higher Than Your Mortgage Payment

When Obamacare Premiums Are Higher Than Your Mortgage Payment

*The individual did not want to be personally identified but to remain anonymous; for the purposes of relaying her story, we’ve called her Jen here. 

Jen and her husband, North Carolina residents, selected a health insurance plan that had a low monthly premium.  The Blue Advantage Saver ...

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ObamaCare's War on Marriage

ObamaCare's War on Marriage

First marriages are taking place later in life. And, increasingly, couples are opting out of marriage entirely. Living together prior to marriage — or as a substitute for marriage — is about 15 times more common today than it was 50 years ago.

About half of all women of childbearing age have lived ...

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