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How much does it cost to build a nationwide healthcare site that doesn't work? $196 million and counting
Another reason to be ashamed of our healthcare system: hip and knee replacement cartels
How much will Obamacare cost for the young and healthy?
WSJ's interactive of Obamacare costs for youngs includes 15 different scenarios, all assuming salaries less than $35k http://t.co/FKNrkKTzrq
An Oklahoma hospital is posting its prices online, and patients are coming in from out-of-state
An Oklahoma hospital is posting its surgery prices online. Patients are coming in from out-of-state http://t.co/x1Jb38jalw
Obamacare's employer mandate shouldn't be delayed. It should be repealed
Between 2004 and 2010, the cost of giving birth in the US increased by more than 40%
The cumulative costs of approximately four million annual U.S. births is well over $50 billion. http://t.co/o37WhvxYGG
For the first time in almost 40 years, medical costs fell in May
Yet more evidence something important is happening in health-care costs: First monthly decline in decades. http://t.co/SPptONcHb3 via @WSJ
Reminder: The Cadillac tax is a great idea
Raising the Medicare age is dumb, but if it has to happen...
As other hospitals struggled through the recession, private-equity owned HCA grew in value by almost 3.5 times
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"In a data-chic world, a chief economist is the new marketing must-have"
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When bad journalism becomes a joke: the origin of "whoa, if true"
Sovereign Debt Problems
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Why Argentina's credit spreads are going down while the probability of default is going up
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The Coconut Water Wars: "Attempts at psychological point-scoring that could charitably be described as sophomoric"
Your Daily Outrage
A company loans money to U.S. soldiers and then sues them by the thousands
Paul Ryan's plan would increase poverty and cut funding for anti-poverty programs
Welfare reform "cut spending by cutting the rolls." Do we want to do the same thing to food stamps?
Remeber: super-yacht buyers are job creators
Mildly Plausible Theories
Cynk didn't fall 100% because too many people thought it would fall 100%
You don't love language if you love to police it
"The NFL's true attitude toward women has never been quite so apparent as it is now."
The NFL made a bad business decision when it decided to go easy on domestic violence
Ace Greenberg, the paper clip conservationist who oversaw the rise and collapse of Bear Stearns, dies at 86
People are corporations, too (sort of)
"For the first time, acquisitions are more appealing than I.P.O.s."
Half of America’s obese youth don’t know they’re obese
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