...creating a nearly universal insurance system and laying the foundation for a sustainable system that can contain costs. Mark Weisbrot is co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research.
WASHINGTON - For much of America, it still feels like we are in a recession. We have recession levels of unemployment, with the headline rate at 7.7 percent. And that jumps to 14.4 percent if we count the underemployed and those who have given up hope.
WASHINGTON - The recent release of documents showing that the Federal Reserve lent tens and possibly hundreds of billions of dollars to foreign banks in 2008 and 2009 has raised more questions about Ben Bernanke's chairmanship of the Fed.
In a recent column, Mark Weisbrot chastised private insurers as "the biggest source of waste" in the U.S. healthcare system ("Pro: Health care law is a hopeful...
WASHINGTON - The Republicans' gamble that they could ride a backlash against the Obama administration's efforts to increase the availability of contraception has gone terribly bad.
...people need the Internet as we know it is the essential tool in ongoing battle of ideas. It is time to fight for it. Mark Weisbrot is co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research. Readers may write to him at CEPR, 1611 Connecticut...
...dictators and oligarchs who ran the show for decades, still has problems with democracy in its former "back yard." Mark Weisbrot is co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research.
...pay for their crimes (and bonuses). Anybody see a pattern here? It's not the debt that threatens our future. Mark Weisbrot is co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research. Readers may write to him at CEPR, 1611 Connecticut...
WASHINGTON - A recent report by McKinsey and Company was seized upon by opponents of health care reform to create a new myth: that President Barack Obama's health insurance reform - the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or PPACA - will cause huge numbers of employers to drop health insurance coverage that they currently provide for employees.
WASHINGTON - The United States has a terribly dysfunctional health-care system, unique among the rich countries in the word in its waste and abuse of its citizens.
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