Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Health Care

Wall Street Journal | New Costly Cancer Treatments Face Hurdles Getting to Patients
Cancer treatments that genetically modify patients’ blood cells to target the disease have shown amazing results in clinical trials. Now drug companies and biotechs must overcome big hurdles to get them into hospitals, including their potential cost.

Econ Comments & Analysis                                                                                            
Mercatus | The Affordable Care Act and the New Economics of Part-Time Work
Starting this year, the United States’ working population will face three major employment disincentives resulting from the very benefits the Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides: (1) an explicit tax on full-time work, (2) an implicit tax on full-time work for those who are ineligible for the ACA’s health insurance subsidies, and (3) an implicit tax that links the amount of available subsidies to workers’ incomes.