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Private Insurance Markets: They’re Different

May 17th, 2011

I’m going to do a couple of posts on health care this morning, riffing off of two extremely revealing news accounts.  To me, these both fit in the “STMYGH” category (‘stuff that makes you go hmmm’): The NYT ran an interesting article about insurance company economics this weekend and I was once again struck by… Read more

Social Security Benefits: They’re Important!

May 16th, 2011

My (new!) colleague Bob Greenstein handily summarizes the key info from the new Social Security Trustees Report.  These things don’t change a ton from year to year—there’s a shortfall out there in a few decades and the fixes for it are known—which is not to say they’re easy.  They involve higher payments into the program… Read more