Monday, January 26, 2015

Health Care

Econ Comments & Analysis                                                                                            
Forbes | Obamacare's Medicaid Expansion Is Nothing to Brag About
At the end of last year, the Obama administration boasted that almost 10 million people had enrolled in Medicaid since Obamacare went into effect. “This is great news,” an administration official exclaimed.
Forbes | Under Obamacare, Will America Keep Winning The War On Cancer?
There are a number of explanations for this success. The most important appears to be the reduction in smoking in the population. Lung cancer is still very deadly. However, because fewer people are diagnosed, the death rate from lung cancer has dropped dramatically since the early 1990s for men and turned around for women starting about 2005.