Quotation of the Day: The cost of low numeracy

A recent report stated that the cost of adult low numeracy ‘can be counted in lost earnings — the £25 billion…would be added to our collective pay packets if numeracy skills could be levelled up’. That is about £1700 per person per annum.,, A large-scale study of adults with colorectal cancer in the UK and…

Quotations of the Day

‘Seek Simplicity . . . and Distrust It’ Alfred North Whitehead And a second… There is no such thing as perfection, only the relentless, thirsty matching of an organism to its environment. Siddhartha Mukherjee in The Gene: An Intimate History

Medicare eats the world

In 2020, Medicare premiums and cost sharing were estimated to consume 24 percent of the average Social Security benefit, up from 14 percent in 2000. The Medicare Trustees estimate that in another 20 years, these costs will consume 31 percent of the average Social Security benefit. Medicare Payment Advisory Committee (MedPAC), March 2021 report