Health Care Law Raises Pressure on Public Unions

The so-called Cadillac tax was inserted into the Affordable Care Act at the advice of economists who argued that expensive health insurance with the employee bearing little cost made people insensitive to the cost of care. In public employment, though, where benefits are arrived at through bargaining with powerful unions, switching to cheaper plans will […]

Pressure-Sensing Electronic “Skin”

Pressure pixels: A entirely built square of “electronic skin.” Each pixel emits light in response to practical pressure. A piece of skinny cosmetic that emits lights with an power that precisely reflects a volume of vigour practical to a aspect hints during a new multiply of stretchable mechanism interface. Its creators contend destiny iterations of […]

Employers Test Plans That Cap Health Costs

Although it is in the early stages, the strategy is gaining in popularity and there is some evidence that it has persuaded expensive hospitals to lower their prices. In California, a large plan for public employees has been especially aggressive in using the tactic, and the results are being watched closely by employers and hospital […]

Children of "tiger parents" develop more aggression and depression, research …

In 2011, Amy Chua sparked a nationwide debate when she championed her tough-love parenting style in the book, “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother.” Critics said the iron-fist child-rearing approach of the Chinese-American mom was too intense, stigmatizing or even damaging to the child. New research and a just-published memoir suggest the critics may be […]