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How much heath expenditure is due to conditions that people are born with?

The CDC says that 90% of US healthcare costs are attributable to chronic conditions. I am interested in an overlapping set of conditions: those that people are born with, including genetic diseases, ...
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Can we make any general statements about the impact of a single-payer healthcare system on an economy?

The topic of single-payer healthcare is enjoying a moment in the limelight in the US. A significant chunk of the population supports such a system, and more than a few presidential candidates have ...
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What is the financial incentive for physicians and hospitals to join an Accountable Care Organization (ACO)?

Accountable Care Organizations were created by the Affordable Care Act in 2011 in order to improve quality of care and reduce costs for patients and are part of a change from fee-for-service payments ...
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Over What Ranges Can Elasticity Estimates Be Applied

I am reading the following paper: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/1756-2171.12113 The paper attempts to estimate the elasticity of pharmaceutical innovation (measured by # of new ...
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To what extent did tsetse fly affect African development today?

Based on the fact that the insect is unique to African ecology and its impact both on humans and livestock, can it be argued that the lag of Africa's development today is at least partially due to the ...
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Why does Canada have only half the taxes of the UK in the OECD NTCP data?

This data sums taxes with healthcare contributions, private or not, so not surprisingly the US scores high on that measure. But why is Canada so suspiciously low? I mean Canada has less than half (11....
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why does an aging population positively impact on a decline in the smoking rate?

I've been studying the causes of a decline in the smoking rate, and I found out from the article that an aging population causes the decline. But, I'm not sure why it could happen. Is that because ...