One way to tackle the debt limit, the budget, military spending and health care — all in September.
As Congress returns to work this week, its agenda is crowded with must-pass legislation. 80 more words
It may not seem obvious from news reports, but health-care costs in the U.S. have been growing remarkably slowly. Among the many forces that have caused the slowdown are efforts such as those by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to change how health-care dollars are spent — a strategy that other cities and states can learn from. 44 more words
Most Americans know they have a personal credit score, and many know where to find it. Few know they also have a personal health-risk score. If these were better known, and better constructed, health insurance markets in the U.S. 83 more words
Very often, proposals to even out income inequality advise one of two things: Expand people’s access to education and/or raise the top tax rates. Yet even a big increase in the share of people with a college degree would have only a minimal effect on earnings inequality, research has shown. 73 more words