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*  Did Obamacare Really Save Lives? | Zero Hedge
What the literature actually shows is that expansion of private health insurance coverage contributes to improved health ... Aside from the data set being too small (hello selection bias), you cannot examine the alternative reality where there was no ... That's the reason insurance companies are dropping out. Having the government shift tens of thousands of Medicaid users onto ... for those who can afford the Cadillac Plan for a small percentage of their income. ...
  https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-06-30/did-obamacare-really-save-lives
*  Medicare Advantage - Wikipedia
... are administered by private insurance companies (usually the same insurance company). Medicare Part A provides payments for in- ... Medicare - Alliance for Health Reform The nonpartisan, nonprofit Alliance for Health Reform offers information about health ... The federal government makes separate capitated-fee payments to Medicare Advantage plans for providing these Part-D-like ... This is particularly true of people in institutionalized custodial care because a large percentage of this group also qualifies ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medicare_Advantage
*  Government health insurance for people below poverty line in India: quasi-experimental evaluation of insurance and health...
... to look at outcomes in eligible areas compared with outcomes in adjoining ineligible areas without introducing selection bias. ... government primary health centers, and private clinics.. We next used a logit model to compare differences in mortality rates ... difference of 0.58 percentage points, 95% confidence interval 0.40 to 0.75; P,0.001). We found no difference in mortality rates ... Government health.... *Government health insurance for people below poverty line in India: quasi-experimental evaluation of ...
  http://www.bmj.com/content/349/bmj.g5114
*  The Future of Work | National Affairs
... and rarely have private short-term disability coverage which, largely because of adverse selection bias, is vastly more ... Second, even a minor setback of the kind that unemployment insurance and health insurance are supposed to cover can leave some ... although still regulated by the government as insurance products. Most likely, they would be regulated in a manner similar to ... For example, the percentage of all workers who belong to labor unions has fallen from a high of a little more than 28% in 1954 ...
  https://www.nationalaffairs.com/publications/detail/the-future-of-work
*  Adverse selection in a community-based health insurance scheme in rural Africa: Implications for introducing targeted subsidies...
Adverse selection is an important concern for any voluntary health insurance scheme. Targeted subsidies are often used as a ... This paper investigates adverse selection in a CBHI scheme in Burkina Faso. First, we studied the change in adverse selection ... We found weak evidence of adverse selection before the implementation of subsidies. Adverse selection significantly increased ... problem of adverse selection is hardly studied. Evidence on the impact of targeted subsidies on adverse selection is completely ...
  https://bmchealthservres.biomedcentral.com.preview-live.oscarjournals.springer.com/articles/10.1186/1472-6963-12-181
*  Essential Drugs Monitor No. 030 (2001): Access: Drug procurement - The principles for getting it right
Potential sources of funds for pharmaceutical procurement include government financing, user fees, health insurance, community ... In that case, procurement personnel may be able to bias drug selection, manipulate orders to increase the quantities of certain ... No public or private health care system in the world can afford to purchase all drugs circulating in the market within its ... regular payment from suppliers, based on a percentage of the invoiced value of the shipment, although this method may be ...
  http://apps.who.int/medicinedocs/en/d/Jh2977e/5.2.html
*  CLINICAL AND COST OUTCOMES OF AN INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE IPA
Instead, a myriad of excuses both by the private insurance industry and by the federal government currently reduce one's ... 54-56] AMI's higher percentage of members with ICD-9 codes for orthopedics, mental health, chronic sinus, allergy, ... While the comparison groups' demographics have been matched as much as possible to remove any underlying bias, certain ... Annually, the HMO independently surveyed by stratified random selection over 45,000 patients. Response rates were between 25% ...
  http://www.chiro.org/LINKS/ABSTRACTS/Clinical_and_Cost_Outcomes.shtml
*  The Best Business Loans and Financing Options | Business.com
... such as government-owned companies, lending institutions and life insurance businesses. A complete list of ineligible ... just to make sure we weren't undergoing selection bias by choosing sites that have good name recognition.Business.com has been ... and it's based on a percentage. This means that you and the lender agree on a percentage of the borrowed amount in advance, and ... The health of your business will often determine whether an investor chooses your business for their portfolio. In all cases, ...
  https://www.business.com/categories/small-business-loans-and-financing-options/
*  trade | Coyote Blog - Part 2
Nestle: Private Company Getting Blamed for Government Incompetence. April 28, 2015, 12:42 pm ... I am sure long-time Coyote Blog readers will not the Health Care Trojan Horse (TM) -- using the socialization of health care ... often ignoring that transportation costs and energy are a tiny percentage of most food production costs (a percentage small ... Tags: drone strikes, economy, Eskimo Fortran, free trade, insurance, kevin drum, minimum wage, Oval Office, Postscript One, ...
  http://www.coyoteblog.com/coyote_blog/tag/trade/page/2
*  Gender pay gap in the United States - Wikipedia
DeNavas-Walt, Carmen; Proctor, Bernadette D.; Smith, Jessica C. (2010). "Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the ... attributing the marriage premium to selection bias), (2) men become more productive following marriage (due to labor market ... Similarly, a comprehensive study by the staff of the U.S. Government Accountability Office found that the gender wage gap can ... "Women's earnings as a percentage of men's, 1979-2005 : The Economics Daily : U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics". U.S. Bureau of ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gender_pay_gap_in_the_United_States
*  The Retirement Gamble | MetaFilter
Private sector pensions, like employer paid health insurance, basically took off during the managed US economy of WW2. With ... And, yes, this data is all about selection bias. The bias is that I picked funds whose investment process I respect.. posted by ... He said that when he was starting his business in the late 70s, his accountant told him that if he just invests X percentage of ... and in many cases government insurance. Then you have the issues inherent in self-directed retirement savings - people tend not ...
  https://www.metafilter.com/127482/The-Retirement-Gamble
*  Gender pay gap in the United States - Wikipedia
... and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2009" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Reports, P60-238, U.S. ... attributing the marriage premium to selection bias), (2) men become more productive following marriage (due to labor market ... Government Printing Office, Washington, DC. pp. 7, 50.. *^ a b U.S. Census Bureau. Income, Earnings, and Poverty Data From the ... Women's earnings as a percentage of men's earnings, by state and Puerto Rico, 2007. Data from the Income, Earnings, and Poverty ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Male-female_income_disparity_in_the_United_States
*  Why Compliance Programs Fail-and How to Fix Them - Compliancex | Compliancex
Self-reporting and self-selection bias.. Compliance managers often rely on surveys to assess the performance of their programs ... In early 2017 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services convened a meeting to develop metrics to help health care ... Yet Peterson claimed that the government was "lying to the public and saying that they [Morgan Stanley] had this wonderful ... For many company leaders, compliance programs are protection against worst-case scenarios, akin to an expensive insurance ...
  http://compliancex.com/compliance-programs-fail-fix/
*  If you will be having a brain few things to consider
This introduces a huge new problem: selection bias. This means that you hear from and see the people who do well with a ... Most true clinical trials are licensed and supervised by government entities and are backed with public or private grants, so ... Such patient advocates within your state health insurance department can also help you file the necessary paperwork for ... Only a small percentage of brain tumor patients respond to this, but when they do, it can sometimes work miracles. It is oral ...
  http://spotidoc.com/doc/137465/if-you-will-be-having-a-brain-few-things-to-consider
*  Microfinance - Wikipedia
"The job of government is to enable financial services, not to provide them." "Donor funds should complement private capital, ... Roy Mersland and R. Øystein Strøm in their research on mission drift suggest that this selection bias can come not only through ... American Journal of Public Health. Smith, Stephen C. (April 2002). "Village banking and maternal and child health: evidence ... They buy insurance from state-owned companies. They receive funds transfers through formal or informal remittance networks. It ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microfinance
*  Forgoing Medical Care because of Cost: Assessing Disparities in Health Care Access among Cancer Survivors living in the United...
It builds on PubMed Central (PMC), the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) free digital archive of biomedical and life ... peer-reviewed health and life sciences research publications. ... and survivors who qualify for government insurance may lose ... state health insurance programs, military health care, or Medicare without supplemental coverage) or private coverage (e.g. HMO ... Self-reports of forgoing or delaying care may also be subject to recall bias. Perhaps medical care that is not received is more ...
  http://pubmedcentralcanada.ca/pmcc/articles/PMC3018838/?lang=en-ca
*  Higher education in the United States - Wikipedia
Nearly all loans are financed by the federal government at an artificially low rate, but students sometimes obtain private ... or health insurance. These fees, especially room and board, can range from $6,000 to $12,000 per academic year (assuming a ... By 2013, this percentage rose to 77%. For students in the bottom income quartile, only 6% had earned a bachelor's degree in ... Self-selection has also been suggested by others as the main explanation. In a 2011 nationwide study conducted by the Higher ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Higher_education_in_the_United_States
*  Why Medicaid is a Humanitarian Catastrophe
How is this even possible? To get your mind around the problem, you need to understand one thing: access to health insurance is ... not the same thing as access to health care. ... Private insurance outperforms Medicaid by a wide margin. ... that can control for the self-selection into the program-strongly suggests Medicaid is better for health than no insurance at ... For all of TARP's flaws, the government actually made money-$22 billion-bailing out the banks. For Medicaid, in contrast, we ...
  https://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2011/03/02/why-medicaid-is-a-humanitarian-catastrophe/
*  August | 2018 | Schoolinfosystem.org
A pro-democracy party in Hong Kong has hit out at newly published school textbooks backed by the Chinese government as "biased ... Developers of health apps, weight loss services and quantified self tests have been able to use 23andMe's anonymized data sets ... As private institutions, these sites have the constitutional right to decide whether to host Jones. But a hate speech policy ... This result is up 9 percentage points (20 percent) from 2017. On the other hand, only 43 percent of the survey respondents ...
  http://www.schoolinfosystem.org/2018/08/
*  Dr. Wes: October 2008
... no law shall be passed that restricts a person's freedom of choice of private health care systems or private plans of any type ... Might the results have been skewed by sampling error or selection bias?. These are not small questions, especially for a trial ... when it comes to health insurance even though the costs will be exorbitant:. If the victorious candidate presents his health- ... The private and public organizations that fed at the government trough have taken their money elsewhere. Or perhaps they are ...
  http://drwes.blogspot.com/2008/10/
*  2012 - Banque africaine de développement
In each case the government implemented reforms in the pension and insurance sectors to unlock long-term capital. This created ... Some of these new approaches have addressed issues such as ability bias and selection - problems that were not always addressed ... Again, the global health agenda in the coming decade will also be about sustainable delivery of the high-impact interventions ... Economic growth appears to be one of the main drivers of public sector jobs but not the private sector ones and that while the ...
  https://www.afdb.org/fr/documents/publications/working-paper-series/2012/
*  Nudging toward preventive medical care | Deloitte Insights
Learn how public health leaders can leverage behavioral sciences principles to help low-income families receive preventive care ... Preventive care during pregnancy and infancy has been shown to improve health outcomes and be cost-effective, but such care is ... Pregnant women on Medicaid are also more likely than women with private insurance to wait until their last trimester to receive ... It found that appointment reminders increased the show rate by six percentage points for doctor visits and five percentage ...
  https://www2.deloitte.com/insights/us/en/focus/behavioral-economics/preventive-medical-care-nudging-expectant-mothers-children.html
*  Globalization In Informal Jobs In Developing Countries
... health care, occupational accident insurance and unemployment benefits). Those already on the labour market - even when formally ... Moreover, skill-biased technology may be increasingly linked to greater trade openness. Indeed, empirical evidence shows that ... Estimates suggest that countries analysed in this study lose up to 2 percentage points of average economic growth due to their ... Absolute poverty has declined, thanks to the economic dynamism of recent years, the efforts of private companies, migrant ...
  https://www.slideshare.net/WERI/globalization-in-informal-jobs-in-developing-countries-2223062
*  Earnings of all employees - SSB
Sector 6100: Central government. Sector 6500: Municipal and county administration. Other: Private sector and public enterprises ... Bias. This statistics has no sample bias of its own. However, the respective statistics this statistics are based on may be the ... selection of the sample may result in the establishments being placed in the wrong industry or selection stratum. Incorrect ... The percentage of the position is missing. Many cases of registered employment are removed (not considered active) during ...
  http://www.ssb.no/en/lonnansatt
*  EXPOSING GOVERNMENT/CORPORATE CORRUPTION: The CANCER Racket...seroius $$$$$$$$ again
The discussions were private and candid. The fact that numerous Sloan-Kettering officials were convinced of the effectiveness ... If you eat enormous amounts of anything you run serious health risks. Aspirin is twenty times more toxic than the same amount ... Surgery is most effective against localized tumors, a small percentage of cancer patients. If the cancer has spread to other ... patient selection and statistical interpretation.. I see another factor here that has far more to do with human nature than ...
  http://treason123.blogspot.com/2008/03/cancer-racketseroius-again.html