The COVID-19 Vaccine’s Distribution Dilemmas

Even if all works out with with a fast-track compressed timeline for developing the COVID-19 vaccine, we will have distribution dilemmas to resolve.

The Surprising Problem With End-of-Life Spending

Although end-of-life Medicare spending accounts for a relatively large slice of its budget, it’s tough to cut for a reason that none of us would expect.

Where Education and Healthcare Could Be Better

The new World Bank Human Capital Index was created to encourage the leaders of 157 countries to improve their healthcare and education.

Deciding Who Gets Medical Help During Disasters

Remembering Hurricane Katrina and the decisions one isolated medical staff had to make for patients, a group in Maryland has recommended triage tradeoffs.

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.

Some Sweet (Drink) News From Government

When our sugary drink consumption exceeds federal guidelines, we need to decide how much of a nudge we want from government to reduce what we drink.

What an Egg Says About the Cuban Economy

Starting with an economist’s visit, we can look at eggs, healthcare, literacy and the GDP to debate Fidel Castro’s impact on the Cuban economy.

What an Egg Says About the Cuban Economy

Starting with an economist’s visit, we can look at eggs, healthcare, literacy and the GDP to debate Fidel Castro’s impact on the Cuban economy.

Why We Should Worry About Medicare

With 2028 a Medicare turning point, the 2016 Trustees Report on Medicare focuses on the revenue/spending gap that is creating Medicare’s money problems.

Deciding If We Should Be More Like Denmark

While Denmark has universal healthcare, family benefits and pays for college, its social welfare system requires high taxes and other sacrifices.