What Technology Entrepreneurs Want From Government

With Silicon Valley being called a massive ATM, researchers looked at the opinions of elite technology entrepreneurs to see their political influence.

Connecting Medicaid Expansion to the Divorce Rate

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) Medicaid expansion and subsequent Supreme Court decision had a surprising impact the divorce rate.

How Your Parking Lot and Your Medical Care Could Be Similar

Our healthcare costs and parking lot spending are influenced by similar incentives that involve paying per visit or with a lump sum for unlimited use.

Where Smokers Smuggle Cigarettes

New York City just proposed another hike in the price of cigarettes. Instead of the $10.50 minimum, a pack might soon cost no less than $13.00. Historically high, NYC’s cigarette tax should remain the most potent in the country. Yes? Perhaps.…

Debating the Success of U.S. Healthcare

When ranking national healthcare, organizations use statistics that can be misleading because they are based on averages that include irrelevant data.

What Pets Can Teach Us About Healthcare Spending

We cannot avoid unintended consequences from healthcare legislation because healthcare spending has no “one-size-fits-all” solution.

Daylight Saving Time Dilemmas

Last weekend, our daylight saving time dilemmas began again as we lost an hour of sleep but gained evening time to shop, exercise and go to athletic events.

The Decline of Laissez-Faire

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…

The Best and Worst Federal Budget Solutions

Not really surprising, our politicians’ suggestions for cutting the federal deficit are different from a Congressional Budget Office list.

How Much Healthcare?

When the Netherlands pays for a mother’s first week at home after child birth, we get a message about their healthcare coverage.