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Itemized Deduction for Medical Expenses

Americans that spend high proportions of their income on medical expenses are entitled to deduct those above 7.5 percent of income from personal taxes. The savings amount to nearly $1,000 off the cost of medical care per person. The itemized [...]

January 31, 2011 // 1 Comment

911 versus 7-11

Americans have increasingly been taking their medical ailments around the corner to the local urgent care or retail clinic. These alternatives to emergency departments may help offload some of the strain with ever-rising ED volumes. The delivery of [...]

October 11, 2010 // 2 Comments

The Appropriateness of Age Rating

National Health Expenditure Data (NHED) obtained from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) allows for the comparison of personal health spending based multiple factors. Considering the debate surrounding the appropriateness of age [...]

May 17, 2010 // 2 Comments

Spillover of Mandated Benefits

The power to regulate health insurance companies rests with the States, with important exceptions. Federal health programs and ERISA plans are exempt from state [...]

April 5, 2010 // 1 Comment

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