Senate Republicans are drafting a healthcare bill without public hearings, behind closed doors. 8 senators spoke to reporters and can’t agree about anything. Vox.com
$1 of every $12 in America’s economy is spent on the sickest 5% of patients. They are young, old, chronically ill, and temporarily injured. There is no single group to blame, there is no “them.” Providers are unwilling to say “no” to expensive treatments, especially at end-of-life.
Weak-willed opposition to the Republican bill from doctors, hospital and medical groups is made in press releases. These same groups opposed universal insurance decades ago, and have no economic interest in the current bill. New York Times.
Health care journalism is tainted by sponsorship or funding from health care entities that are often subjects of what the journalists will write about. Health News Review.
Katy Perry advanced the de-stigmatization of mental health care with her bold, live-streaming therapy session.
A common headline in the media, that has infuriated many of the generation, is “millennials are killing” another industry.
What Gen X women know: By age 45, the gender wage gap widens to 43% for college-educated women. NBC News: Better.
Recent economic growth has relied on borrowed money. This debt allows America to accelerate consumption. Unfunded entitlements increase those liabilities. The net worth of the United States is -800% of economic production. “The Old Are Eating The Young,” in Bloomberg.
Young women’s progress is declining across the generations.
- The well-being of female Baby Boomers was 66% higher than their mothers in terms of economic equality, health and overall well-being.
- Gen X women are 2% better off than their mothers.
- Millennial women are struggling more than their mothers did, and are 6% worse off. Fortune.
In a political turnaround, young voters propelled Labour to strength in last week’s UK election. This is a warning for old-line Democrats. The surge in activism by young voters is not merely anti-Trump, but by a drive to push the party to the left. WSJ.com ($)