Thursday, February 21, 2013

Health Econ Misc

A few interesting links for Health Economics:

1. Health Insurance stocks tanked the other day. Apparently the Medicare Part C gravy train is coming to an end.

2. Companies invest in self-service health kiosks.

3. Money and weight loss.

4. Choose wisely - not everything which can be done medically should be done medically.

5. Rick Scott bucks a Republican trend and embraces the medicaid expansion. Ironically FL was one of the plaintiffs against the government in the cases that made it to the supreme court.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Some Links

A few interesting and useful links for Health Econ.

1. The sharp slowdown in health care expenditures. How much is because income growth slowed and how much is due to structural changes in the healthcare sector?

2. Obamacare rules increase transparency on how much pharma and medical device companies kick back to doctors. It probably won't change consumer's behavior, but may change doctor's.

3. Sex ratios matter. The worst cities for single females. I bet they act more like men.

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Airbag Helmet

Improving mortality statistics by reducing deadly accidents.