Archive for the ‘Health Care’ Category

Obamacare’s Economic Impact

Saturday, July 6th, 2013

What would be a more effective way to increase employment and boost the economy – continue quantitative easing or repeal Obamacare?

The answer is obvious to anyone paying attention.  After more than five years of quantitative easing and nearly $4 trillion in bond buying, the unemployment rate is still 7.6%, which is well above the targeted rate of 6.5%.

But, as we’ve pointed out before, that U-3 unemployment rate is deceiving, as it doesn’t include people who have given up looking for work and it counts part-time employees as if they were fully employed.

As we reported in April, 90 million Americans had given up looking for work, which is why the unemployment rate dropped to 7.6%.

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Healthcare For All – Like it Or Not

Friday, June 29th, 2012

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Constitutionality of Obamacare by a 5-4 vote will mean different things to different people.

Even its impact on healthcare companies will vary.  Health insurers will face pricing pressure, although those that benefit from Medicaid spending stand to benefit from increased funding.  However, the ruling limited the law’s plans to expand Medicaid, determining that the federal government cannot without a state’s entire Medicaid allotment if it fails to participate in Obamacare.

Medical device companies, likewise could feel some strain, while manufacturers of diagnostic tests and hospitals could benefit.