Regional Business and Economics Newspaper

November 2007

Through the maze, darkly

Rising medical costs are shining the spotlight on the complexity of health care pricing. Transparency to the rescue?

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Health Care Pricing


Ninth District Features

  • Grid and bear it
    We all pay dearly when congestion chokes the electrical system. A resurgence of transmission investment in the district promises relief—if new lines actually get built.
  • Come and get it
    Federal spending in district states has increased significantly since the early 1990s.
  • Rolling the ICE dice
    Immigrant workers play a key role in district labor markets, and employers and workers alike walk a legal tightrope.

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