Busting the Medicare Myths – Presentation

I gave a presentation today to the Michigan Intergenerational Network at Madonna University on the economic prospects of Medicare (U.S.). Thanks to the Madonna Univ. Gerontology Department for support and assistance. For a downloadable and viewable copy of the presentation, see:  https://jimluke.com/course-resources/presentations/busting-myths-about-medicare/.

Markets Don’t Work For Health Insurance Because There’s Not Enough Competition

I'm currently researching for a presentation on Medicare.  Along the way, I found this post by Garth Brazelton at Reviving Economics: My big concern is something that has been known since the beginning and that is, Obamacare does nothing to erode the existing monopolies of health insurance in many states.  The biggest issue with Obamacare … Continue reading Markets Don’t Work For Health Insurance Because There’s Not Enough Competition

Employment Is Likely to Improve – Morale Improves When the Beatings Stop

Recovery from the employment losses suffered in the Great Recession (worker's depression?) of 2007-2009 has been excruciatingly slow.  As I write this post in November 2013, total employment in the U.S. is still more than 1% fewer jobs than when we started this mess 5 years and 10 months ago. That's 976,000 jobs still missing … Continue reading Employment Is Likely to Improve – Morale Improves When the Beatings Stop