Why Do Education and Health Care Cost So Much?

Howard Dean: Ted Cruz ‘Doesn’t Know Anything About Health Care’

Is one school better, or is one student? You cant even answer these questions by aggregating data; better schools may attract better students. Even when you control for income and parental education, youre left with what researchers call omitted variable bias — a better school may attract more motivated and education-oriented parents to enroll their kids there. So on the one hand, we have two inelastic goods with a high perceived need; and on the other hand, you have no way to measure quality of output.
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UPS has told nonunion employees that their spouses will no longer be eligible for company-sponsored health insurance if they can get coverage through their own jobs, blaming the decision on President Obama’s health-care reform law. Kacper Pempel/Reuters The Christian Science Monitor Weekly Digital Edition The latest sign of that is the news, made public this week, that shipping company UPS will no longer make health insurance benefits available to some 15,000 employee spouses. In announcing the change, the company referred to ” Obamacare ” as a reason it is having to battle to contain health-care costs. This news comes alongside other signs that employers the largest source of health insurance for Americans arent finding it easy to continue with health coverage as usual. RECOMMENDED: How much do you know about health-care reform? Take our quiz!
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UPS drops health benefits for 15,000 spouses. An Obamacare bellwhether?

David Dewhurst, not shown, at the King Street Patriots event hall, Monday, July 23, 2012, in Houston. The two Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate have repeatedly torn into each other during the third debate as early voting began across Texas. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Michael Paulsen) WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 13: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) holds a news conference to announce their plan to defund the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, at the U.S.
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