As part of the AmeriSpeak Spotlight on Health survey series from the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago, researchers polled a nationally representative sample of 1,020 people across the country about their participation with medical-related crowdfunding projects. Though there have been plenty of news articles about such crowdfunding campaigns on sites such as GoFundMe, Susan Cahn, senior research scientist at NORC, says that there hasn’t yet been a national survey asking how many people have created or contributed to these kinds of campaigns. … [Read more...] about 50 million Americans have helped crowdfund someone’s medical bills
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The health industry’s problem with Medicare for All When it comes to Medicare for All—Bernie Sanders’s policy to turn the government into America’s one and only healthcare payer and save us from a profit-driven healthcare system—the people pocketing the $3.6 trillion Americans spend on healthcare every year foresee some problems with it. Here is the logic as told to me: Let’s say Medicare for All gets passed. The new rule would simplify billing and reduce costs immediately. There would also be an opportunity to shift to a more value-based, preventative healthcare model. However, it would kill off a significant number of jobs. The health insurance industry employs roughly 500,000 people, per the New York Times, which says nothing of the large numbers of administrative people hired in doctors’ offices and hospitals. Economist Robert Pollin estimates the job losses from such a shift would be 2 million. Critics of this argument say that perhaps it … [Read more...] about Can high-tech capitalism fix the healthcare industry?
"The acquisition of Apollo Tricoat has an attractive payback period of less than 3-4 years. It is the first company to introduce global Galvant technology in India. Tricoat's current capacity is around 75,000-tonne pa and enjoys high margin, which is almost 2x of APL," the report said. … [Read more...] about After a 435% return in 5 yrs, has APL Apollo Tubes run out of steam?
This will majorly impact overseas investment as about 40 percent of the FPIs will fall under the higher tax bracket as they invest in Indian markets as a non-corporate entity such as trust or association of persons (AOPs), which under the Income Tax law are classified as an individual for the purpose of taxation. … [Read more...] about FPIs pumped in Rs 2,596 crore in June – here’s a look at their shopping list
Toys ‘R’ Us: down 93% Wet Seal: down 91% American Apparel: down 78% Kmart: down 76% Sears: down 62% Foot Locker: down 70% Michael Kors: 40% One outlier? Pier 1 Imports, which recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The retail chain is said to be closing about half of its 942 stores. Despite those woes, SEMrush found that search volume for the brand increased 12% in the past three years. … [Read more...] about Retail apocalypse, Google addition: 7 legacy brands that are vanishing from our collective minds