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2020

January

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  • Major insurers pledge to try to lower generic drug prices. Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and 18 of its member organizations, which insure about 40 million people, said it would invest $55 million to create cheaper versions of expensive generic drugs for which there is little competition, in
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  • Reducing the health-care tax. One of most enduring, economically and socially damaging, downright frustrating facts about life in the United States is how expensive health care is here. Princeton economists Anne Case and Angus Deaton (a Nobel winner) recently
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  • The gig economy is coming for your job. Uber Works, along with and the NEW GIG Act treat apps as a legal turnstile. Spin through, and the limited certainty and benefits that come with being an employee disappear. There is no intrinsic limit
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  • It looks like health insurance, but it’s not. Some state regulators are scrutinizing nonprofit Christian cost-sharing ministries that enroll Americans struggling to pay for medical care, but aren’t legally bound to cover their members’ claims.

2019

December

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  • Crisis looms in antibiotics as drug makers go bankrupt. At a time when germs are growing more resistant to common antibiotics, many companies that are developing new versions of the drugs are hemorrhaging money and going out of business, gravely undermining efforts to contain
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  • Unforeseen dangers of device that curbs drunken driving. Over the past decade, states have increasingly turned to a powerful tool to stop drunken driving before it starts: miniature breathalyzers, wired into a car’s electronics, that prevent the engine from starting unless
 

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