Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Health Care

CNN Money | Wal-Mart cuts health benefits for 30,000 part-timers
Wal-Mart is eliminating health benefits for about 30,000 employees to control its rising health care costs.
Fox Business | Too Many Underestimate Healthcare Costs In Retirement
Healthcare expenses can cost an insured couple $220,000 in retirement, yet many people aren’t planning for any of those costs let alone a fraction of it.

Econ Comments & Analysis                                                                                            
The Washington Times | Washington’s prescription-drug hustle
Like so many government programs, the so-called 340B prescription-drug program begas as a well-intentioned effort designed to help expand access to pharmaceuticals for low-income Americans.
Mercatus Center | How the Affordable Care Act Begets Gender Inequality
In the past four decades, millions of American women have entered the workforce, sought out new occupations, and embarked on professional careers.