Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Upshot Supported by the New Health Care The spending began soaring beyond that of other advanced nations, but without the same benefits in life expectancy. ByAustin Frakt May 14, 2018 The United States devotes a lot more of its economic resources to health care than any other nation, and yet its health care outcomes aren’t better for it. That hasn’t always been the case. America was in the realm of other countries in per-capita health spending through about 1980. Then it diverged. It’s the same story with health spending as a fraction of gross domestic product. Likewise, life expectancy. In 1980, the U.S. was right in the middle of the pack of peer nations in life expectancy at birth. But by the mid-2000s, we were at the bottom of the pack. What happened? Health spending and life expectancy are not necessarily … [Read more...] about Medical Mystery: Something Happened to U.S. Health Spending After 1980
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Published 2:43 pm, Tuesday, October 24, 2017 Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 A New Kind of Life Insurance for Those Living with Diabetes 1 / 1 Back to Gallery (BPT) - For people living with diabetes, the condition is a part of their everyday life and one that impacts many of their decisions, from balancing what they eat to taking care of their health. One area that might not be top of mind for people living with diabetes is life insurance. That’s because many people with diabetes believe they won't be able to get life insurance if they have the condition. Research shows that nearly 50 percent of people with diabetes are worried they will not qualify for a life insurance policy and another 45 percent assume it’s too expensive, according to a recent survey commissioned by John Hancock.1 And it's even higher among younger people, with 68 percent of people ages 25-34 worried they won’t qualify. Dispelling the common myth … [Read more...] about A New Kind of Life Insurance for Those Living with Diabetes
(Natural News) In today’s society, there is a lot of uncertainty about the future. We are on the cusp of a possible nuclear World War, as well as looming threats from natural disasters and other apocalyptic events. In such a time, it is a good idea to know where to go to survive such scenarios. There are currently five U.S. states that offer the best chance of surviving at least one of the above scenarios. According to a map presented by the Union of Concerned Scientists, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, and Nevada are five states where there are currently no nuclear reactors, which makes them the safest places to be in order to survive a grid down nuclear power apocalypse.However, before you load up a moving van and hit the road, be aware that an electricity-generating nuke plant is apparently in the works for eastern Idaho, but it won’t become operational until 2024. The project, which aims to replace traditional coal-fired power plants, calls for six to 12 modular reactors … [Read more...] about The best U.S. states to survive a grid down nuclear power apocalypse? Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah and Nevada
(Natural News) Recent reports have indicated that American households are in dire straits, financially speaking. After eight years of little economic growth under former President Barack Obama’s job-killing, regulatory-heavy policies, Americans are hurting.Here is just some of the data. As reported at Collapse.news, Americans’ household credit card debt has surpassed $1 trillion, the highest it has been since 2008 (the year Obama was elected).“Credit card debt is rising quickly, but delinquencies are still really low. Many Americans are doing a good job of controlling their debts, but eventually with big debts and rising interest rates, it’s likely that something will have to give. I expect delinquencies to start rising more quickly in 2017,” said Matt Schulz, a senior industry analyst at CreditCards.com.In September, The Motley Fool reported that most Americans have less than $1,000 in savings; that is, nearly 7 in 10. The report noted that in July of … [Read more...] about Most U.S. households can’t survive even a small financial emergency – Part I
The Affordable Care Act, also known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) became law on March 23, 2010. According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, the act "puts consumers back in charge of their health care." The act was signed in by President Barack Obama, and it is informally known as "Obamacare." The aim was to improve the health care system of the U.S. by widening health coverage to more Americans, and by protecting existing health insurance policy holders. People who already had health insurance would benefit in various ways. The Act prevented insurance companies from canceling coverage when people became sick, and out-of-pocket costs would be covered for proven preventive and screening services, such as mammograms, diabetes screen, or breast screening, and colonoscopies. This screening should provide early diagnosis of potentially chronic and serious diseases, when treatments are most effective. The Act aims to make it … [Read more...] about The Affordable Care Act: Health care reform in the U.S.