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.

Health Care Costs

Looking forward to your daily Double Chocolaty Chip Frappuccino, you see that the calorie count sign says 500 calories. Change your mind? Most studies indicate that knowing a calorie count has little if any impact on purchasing decisions. Then, you…

Health Care (Transaction) Costs

One of the first parts of the new health care plan to be implemented, the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP) surprised its administrators.  North Carolina was ready for a “stampede” but initially only 674 people joined. Nationally, 375,000 people were…

Health Care and Steamboats

Health care and steamboats are related. The link is the Commerce Clause of the Constitution. Hoping to promote a single national economy, the framers of the Constitution said that the Congress has the power to, “regulate Commerce with foreign nations…