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Top Healthcare Stories for 2016: Insurance Mergers

by COURTNEY BAIRD February 16, 2016

To continue my series about the healthcare stories that are most likely to heat up in 2016, today I turn to the impending mergers of four major health insurance companies: Aetna...

Top Healthcare Stories for 2016: Drug Prices

by COURTNEY BAIRD January 26, 2016

A recent survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation and New York Times found that 20 percent of working-age Americans, who have health insurance, reported having problems paying their medical bills over...

Who is the “Middle Class?”

by JOE MINARIK January 20, 2016

The state of America’s middle class – together with its first cousin, the inequality issue – is all the rage of late.  Everybody has an opinion. ...

Only You Can Fix American Democracy

by ALICE RIVLIN January 19, 2016

IU Winter Commencement: "Only you can fix American democracy" December 21, 2015Editor's Note:Alice M. Rivlin gave a commencement speech before the graduating class at Indiana University. She urged the...

How Can We Improve STEM Education?

by Monica Herk January 12, 2016

President Obama will be spotlighting the importance of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education in his final State of the Union address.And indeed, the attention is well-placed. Especially...

A Guide to Obama’s myRA Program

by SEAN HICKS December 16, 2015

In the post-financial crisis world, many Americans, most notably Millennials, are woefully behind when it comes to saving enough for retirement. The National Institute on Retirement Security (NIRS) estimates that...