• The Best Wellness Gifts by Budget to Get Your Health-Obsessed Friend
    Health Style

    The Best Wellness Gifts by Budget to Get Your Health-Obsessed Friend

    Nothing screams “holidays” like panicking over what to get your friends. Your family may be a bit easier to shop for — slippers for mom, a robe for dad, and gift cards for your siblings, but when it comes down to getting just the right present for your BFF, the pressure has never been higher. And when that friend just so happens to love all things health and wellness, you know there are only so many places that fit the bill of where a “self-care star” would shop. But fear not. Before you throw in the towel, Homedics may be just what you need to feel like you’re getting your…

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  • Medicare is central to fixing health care and the federal budget
    Health Care

    Medicare is central to fixing health care and the federal budget

    Many failed political candidates can attest to the risks of supporting changes to Medicare. It is an easy issue to exploit in the heat of a campaign. At the same time, there is no avoiding the program’s centrality to two serious challenges: rising medical care expenses and the large increase in federal debt projected over the next 30 years. Neither can be addressed adequately without Medicare reform. What connects both problems is the burden that undisciplined medical spending is imposing on American society. Rampant waste, excessive administrative costs, and irrationally elevated prices force households to pay higher than necessary premiums and taxes. They also contribute to government borrowing and debt.…

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