Prescriptions have become incredibly common in the modern health marketplace, with more than 70 percent of Americans taking at least one prescription drug. It’s not surprising then that employers are feeling the impact of rising drug prices on their health care budgets. 523 more words
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It is widely understood that the rapid increase in spending for entitlements (Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid) is the main driver of our debt problem. Anything that can be done to get spending for these programs under control is of great value. 341 more words
Wall Street Journal: Underfunded health-care obligations may be close to $1 trillion. Many cities and states are in for big trouble.
Public-pension funds have garnered attention in recent years for being underfunded, but a more precarious situation has received much less notice: health-care obligations for public retirees. 53 more words
If you’re trying to pinch pennies, you might want to stay away from New York City, Bellevue, Wash., Scottsdale, Ariz., and, oh, just about anywhere in California. 348 more words