Month: January 2022

The Changing Face of Healthcare…..

The workplace isn’t the only thing to build a permanent presence within our homes as a result of the pandemic — healthcare is also finding its place in our personal spaces. After years working in healthcare, Naama Stauber Beckler realized that the existing system was failing some individuals, especially those managing health conditions that require at-home supplies. […]

One of the bizarre aspects of drug pricing in the U.S. is that the government is not permitted by law to negotiate the prices of drugs with pharmaceutical manufacturers. In most of the world markets, the national health authority in each country engages in long (and often difficult) discussions with drug sponsors about what the government is willing to pay for a newly approved drug. These negotiations dramatically reduce the cost of prescription drug prices throughout most of the world.

hBut not in the U.S. In the U.S., pharmaceutical companies can essentially dictate prices for their drug products, and Medicare and Medicaid are not allowed to challenge or disagree with the offer. If a company wants to charge $80,000 a year for a new drug, it can. If a company wants to increase the price […]

Crypto Fortunes-A Poker Game

World’s Biggest Crypto Fortune Began With a Friendly Poker Game With $96 billion, Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao is closing in on tech titans including Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Google’s Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Tom Maloney, Yueqi Yang and Ben Bartenstein | Jan 10, 2022 (Bloomberg) — The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix draws princes, movie stars […]

Corporate Pension Plans Contribution Improvement

For the lucky few, corporate pension plans have left some employees feeling secure about their retirement, a rare experience after the economic wreckage of the pandemic. Corporate pension plans saw significant improvement in 2021, driving their aggregate funded status — or the financial ability of the pension plan to cover intended expenses and costs in […]

Covid-Update January 2022

Months after Delta threatened the fall back-to-school ritual, COVID-19 is again complicating kids’ return to the classroom. Why it matters: While government officials worked to convince school administrators and parents over the last several days that kids could safely get back to in-person learning after the holidays, the reality on the ground amid the spread of Omicron […]