Review: "Why Employers' Incentives for Weight Loss Fall Flat with Workers" – NPR
Michelle Andrews' article in NPR/Kaiser Health News is worth a quick read, and here are a few major takeaways I got from it. First, having your boss all up in your business can be off-putting. It's one thing to have your medical professional know you inside and out; it's another thing to have your employer knowing you inside and out (e.g. Hobby Lobby and the contraceptive debate). Secondly, most corporate incentive programs neglect to give incentives that are big enough and o
Q: What about contraceptives and family planning?
"What about contraceptives and family planning?" This question was being debated on the Diane Rehm show yesterday, and I thought I'd throw in my two cents about how contraceptives and family planning work under the P.S.Y.C.H. plan. Currently, because contraceptives and family planning are being covered by the third party insurance model, every person in the "risk pool" that pays into the system has a "right" to voice their opinion about what their risk pool covers. This leads
Review: "The Tipping Point: Most Americans No Longer Are Middle Class" – NPR
In this story from NPR today, Marily Geewax writes, "a just-released analysis of government data shows that as of 2015, middle-income households have become the minority." "And middle-income Americans not only have shrunk as a share of the population but have fallen further behind financially, with their median income down 4 percent compared with the year 2000." I'm not an economist but when I look at a typical middle class budget, a chunk of it goes towards medical expenses
Review: "Many Low-Income Workers Say 'No' to Health Insurance" – New York Times
The article was written by Stacy Cowley and published on the NYTimes app today. The thumbnail says, "The Affordable Care Act requires employers with more than 50 full-time workers to offer insurance, but many find few low-income employees will buy it." This is New York Times reporting at its best. They do a really good job of talking with real people and getting a real perspective. In this case, it's from the viewpoint of a boss who is offering benefits (which I just did in m