The healthcare incentives that shape patient demand and physician supply do not necessarily cut cost and improve well-being.
With some unintended consequences, a large self-insured employer cut health care spending by switching from free employee health care to a high deductible.
Although research shows the impact is small, the Affordable Care Act will soon mandate calorie labels and nutrition information in restaurant chains.
Currently tough to find, rational hospital prices would help hospitals control cost, eliminate price discrimination. improve efficiency and care.
For major OECD countries and the U.S., the source and destination for healthcare spending reflect national values about limited government.
Affecting ACA tax credit subsidies in 34 states, the Supreme Court Affordable Care Act decision will impact entitlement spending.
Economist Casey Mulligan says that the Affordable Care Act will impact labor markets by diminishing productively through perverse incentives.
A child prodigy, 19th century economist John Stuart Mill said in his Autobiography that, “I have no remembrance of the time when I began Greek; I have been told that it was when I was three years old. My earliest…
There is probably a tradeoff between health insurance and the demand for jobs. During 2005 in Tennessee, the demand for jobs increased when 170,000 people lost their Medicaid health insurance coverage. Researchers call that jobs/health insurance tie, the “employment lock.” Looking at…
The Affordable Care Act is doing what France has done for years. It has a 50 employee tipping point. The Affordable Care Act says that businesses with 49 employees will not have a health insurance mandate. However, for those with 50 or…