Unbiased Analysis of Today's Healthcare Issues

Can Health Care Reform Save the Economy?

In the run-up of real estate and stock market prices, demand for labor in the construction, real estate, finance industry was high.  With the drastic drop in real estate and stock market prices, the demand for loan officers, construction workers and investment bankers has dropped.  Individuals who have been laid must find a new job. […]

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Health care sector adds jobs?

Merrill Goozer reports that “While the rest of the economy was shedding nearly 600,000 jobs and the nation’s once-proud automobile industry went begging for a bailout,” the health care sector actually added 52,100 jobs last month.

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Bad economy may be good for your health

While your wallet may be a little lighter and your 401(k) may have taken a beating, the economic downturn may actually improve your health. The N.Y. Times reports that “people tend not to take care of themselves in boom times — drinking too much (especially before driving), dining on fat-laden restaurant meals and skipping exercise […]

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The Economy and a “Disease-led Recovery”

Jonathan Rowe’s essay (“Our Phony Economy“) in the June edition of Harper’s Magazine criticizes the blind use of GDP as the only measure of the economy. GDP by definition looks at the total quantity of good produced in a given year. Rowe wisely notes that solely relying on GDP can omit some important aspects which […]

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