Category Archives: Health care

High-Deductible Health Plans Fall From Grace In Employer-Based Coverage

Yves here. The decline in use of high-deductible health insurance policies is important not just for employees who get insurance at work, but for the public generally. The retreat by employers will make it harder to treat high-deductible plans as a preferred option for expanded government-provided care. Note that employers health care costs, as you […]


Dengue on My Mind: Spending on ‘Diseases of Poverty’ Not Enough to Create Effective Vaccines

A drop-off in funding for vaccines for ‘diseases of poverty’ is another consequence of the financial crisis. A recent study laments bleak prospects for breakthroughs on malaria, tuberculosis, dengue, and other diseases. Climate change is expanding the range where these diseases may be contracted.