Health-Care Myths

The following myths are discussed in the article below:

Myth: “The U.S. has one of the highest infant mortality rates in the developed world.”

Myth: “About 46 mn Americans lack access to health insurance.”

Myth: “The uninsured can’t afford to buy coverage.”

Myth: “Most of the uninsured do not have health insurance because they are not working and so don’t have access to health benefits through an employer.”

Myth: “The estimated 45 mn people without health insurance lacked health insurance for every day of the year.”

Myth: “Government-run universal health care would increase the international competitiveness of U.S. companies.”

Myth: “The cost of uncompensated care for the uninsured significantly increases hospital costs.”

Myth: “Nationalized health care would not impact patient waiting times.”

Myth: “Insurers cover less today than they did in the past.”

http://emac.blogs.foxbusiness.com/2009/06/23/health-care-myths/

Mountains of Debt: America’s Economic Realities

(Good, easy-to-read overview of our current economic situation)

by Charles Wheelan, Ph.D.

Ben Franklin supposedly said that it’s better to skip supper and go to bed hungry than it is to wake up in debt. Ben would be quite disappointed in us. We Americans didn’t skip dinner; instead, we opted over the past decade to gorge at the buffet and then charge it.

We woke up as the world’s largest debtor — so deeply in debt that our global creditors are getting nervous, and rightfully so.

Here are some economic realities associated with our deepening fiscal hole. Continue reading “Mountains of Debt: America’s Economic Realities”