Links

Some links for you to enjoy over the weekend. The public plan will cost the same as private plans. How to get your economics article published?  Make it complicated. How much does your healthcare reform bill cost? Opening the Health Insurance Exchange to all. Measuring (healthcare) consumer confidence. President Obama promised to make it illegal for…

Friday Links

The minimum wage will increase from $6.55 to $7.25 next month.  David Neumark thinks writes that we should delay the minimum wage increase.  I agree. Innovation in baseball ticket pricing. Best cities to live in as ranked by The Economist or median house price to median income ratio. Solving health care with a public plan co-op. Tyler…

Links

Health Plan CEO Compensation. How to produce drugs for developing nations. Obesity…not as bad as previously thought. “Overweight or obese had fewer complications and a lower 1-year mortality than those who were thin or of normal weight.” Sotomayor: Supreme Court nominee, diabetic. The Packers new 3-4 defense. Barça ganó el Champions. My favorite news magazine…

Assorted Links

Waiting: 70 days to see an ob-gyn in Massachusetts. Why Obama’s health reform efforts will succeed where the Clinton’s failed. Government auto inspections do not affect car accident rates. Wellcare’s Bill: $80 million for Medicare/Medicaid fraud, $10 million for SEC violations. McKinsey: Regulation drives complexity. Using prices to ration water. On the table: Removing the tax exemption on…

Assorted Links

The latest edition of the Health Wonk Review is up at Pizaazz. Regina Herzlinger likes the Swiss health care system.  Maggie Mahar doesn’t. One reason personal health records may fail: “If you know anything about how doctors bill, we use all kinds of codes and associations for those codes that can easily be misinterpreted by…