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Gallup: U.S. Well-Being Declines Under Trump, Especially for Poor

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On January 10th, Gallup listed their “Top Well-Being Findings of 2017”, and three findings pertained to the entire U.S. (the others pertained only to sub-populations): Americans’ well-being declines in 2017 U.S. uninsured rate rises … Continue reading

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Gallup: U.S. Well-Being Declines Under Trump, Especially for the Poor

Eric Zuesse On January 10th, Gallup listed their “Top Well-Being Findings of 2017”, and three findings pertained to the entire U.S. (the others pertained only to sub-populations): Americans’ well-being declines in 2017 U.S. uninsured rate rises Exchange purchasers rate their … Continue reading

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Republicans Demand the Impossible in a Healthcare Bill

Eric Zuesse Republicans demand a healthcare bill (or medical system) that will simultaneously (and without sacrificing quality of healthcare) reduce their total expenses on medical care — including their insurance premiums and their out-of-pocket costs — and that will also … Continue reading

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Gallup Finds Americans Are Ideological Suckers About Healthcare

Eric Zuesse Gallup headlined on November 23rd, “In U.S., 51% Say Government Should Ensure Healthcare Coverage,” and reported that, when asked “Do you think it is the responsibility of the federal government to make sure all Americans have healthcare coverage, or is … Continue reading

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Being Healthy Is Unprofitable

That good health is insanely unprofitable was highlighted by a staggering statistic in the recent research paper The Concentration of Health Care Spending (via B.C.): Mean annual spending for the bottom half of (the American population) distribution was just $236 … Continue reading

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Are Leading Economists Corrupt, or Just Mind-Blowingly Ignorant?

Eric Zuesse Conservative economists favor Republican candidates because it’s the way for them to rise in power themselves, but what about ‘progressive’ economists: are they psychopaths, too; or do they instead blindly favor ‘Democratic’ candidates because of a sincerely oblivious … Continue reading

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Guaranteed Financial Security Is a Fantasy

Guarantees based on extracting higher taxes, borrowing trillions of dollars and creating trillions more out of thin air only guarantee eventual systemic implosion. It is difficult for those living through tectonic social and economic shifts to recognize the passing of … Continue reading

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Why America’s Healthcare (Sickcare) System Is Broken and Unfixable

Here’s a two-word summary of why the American healthcare system is fundamentally broken and cannot be fixed with policy tweaks: perverse incentives. If you type sickcare in the custom search box on this site, you get 10+ pages of articles. I have … Continue reading

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