- Over half the new jobs in January’s report are in government or health care.
- Smoking is worse than you’ve been told. Long lasting effects after you quit.
- What happens when doctors become hospital employees? Medicare patients’ use of non-hospital sources for chemotherapy declined by 14% from 2015 to 2021, and chemotherapy performed in hospitals increased by 21%. More than half of Medicare chemotherapy patients now receive their treatments in hospitals, where the prices are higher.
- How health insurance eats into wages. Premiums for a family made up about 8% of employees’ compensation in 1988. If they stayed at that level for the next 32 years, a typical family would have earned an additional $8,774 in 2019. The cumulative value of lost earnings tops $125,000.
One legend holds that Saint Valentine was a priest who continued to perform marriages in secret after Roman emperor Claudius II outlawed marriage for young men, believing that single men were better soldiers. Valentine was put to death for his disobedience but became the patron saint for lovers. Nearly two millennia after Valentine tried to perpetuate marriage, it is again on the decline.
- Why an advance directive is not as easy as you might think it is.
- Think AI will never replace you? Think again.
- The case for the Trump rule, as opposed to the Biden rule, on Association Health Plans.
- Since the Senate foreign aid bill (Israel, Ukraine and Taiwan) is not paid for, it will add $1,200 per household to our federal debt.
The NIH is spending $189 million on a landmark study to precisely determine what you and I should eat. The study involves 10,000 volunteers, who will spend weeks and months recording their diets. According to the Wall Street Journal, 500 study participants will live in scientific facilities where they can be intensely monitored. The 500 will be tethered to blood glucose monitors and other measures to determine how each diet affects them.