Archive for the ‘Health Care’ Category

Good for You, CVS!

February 6th, 2014

There’s as CVS drug store a few blocks from home that I often pop into for this or that.  Next time I do so, I’m going to feel particularly good about shopping there: CVS, one of the nation’s largest drugstore chains, said Wednesday that it will stop selling cigarettes at its 7,600 locations in an… Read more

The New CBO Budget Update: The Need for Faster Growth (and the ACA is minor part of that)

February 4th, 2014

I’m working my way through the new CBO budget update and here’s my main takeaway so far: The absence of full employment and the persistence of large output gaps is projected to take a toll on our fiscal health.  If we want to improve that health, we need to grow faster. The Affordable Care Act… Read more

Bob (Rubin), Paul K, Brad DL, and the Changing Budget Outlook

January 10th, 2014

Brad DeLong and Paul Krugman go after former Clintonista Bob Rubin based on a Rubin oped in today’s FT wherein he invokes the Krugman confidence fairy by claiming things like: “Business leaders frequently cite our fiscal outlook as a deterrent to hiring and investment.” Though I thought Rubin’s piece had some redeeming qualities–he calls for a… Read more