Category Archives: health care

U.S. Health Care Is (Still) Bad and Expensive

cross-posted from Dissent Last month the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released an exhaustive survey of U.S. Health Care in International Perspective, measuring the United States against sixteen peer countries (other high-income democracies) on a wide range of health outcomes. The results—summed … Continue reading

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Better Pizza, Bitter Politics

cross-posted from Dissent By now it’s well known that Papa John’s Pizza CEO John Schnatter is claiming—or threatening—that compliance with the Affordable Care Act would force him to reduce employee hours or raise prices. This was one of a number of … Continue reading

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Where Have All the Good Jobs Gone?

The recent work of CEPR’s John Schmidt and Janelle Jones shines a harsh spotlight on the dramatic decline in “good jobs” over the last generation.  In Where Have All the Good Jobs Gone?, Schmidt and Jones show that the share … Continue reading

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The Decline of Job-Based Health Care

One of the central features of health reform since the 1970s–including the Affordable Care Act–has been its reliance on a foundation of job-based coverage.  But that foundation is crumbling, undermined by both the growing costs of health care (to workers … Continue reading

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Health Care 101: A Primer on the US Health Crisis

A primer on American health care, in historical and comparative perspective Data on health spending and GDP since 1960s are drawn from historical NHE data maintained by the US Dept. of Health, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services; health spending by country … Continue reading

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