The testimony before the D.C. Council’s Health Committee offered the first look inside the health-care exchange since October. Mila Kofman, the exchange’s executive director, said it has enrolled 20,290 people — about 37 percent of whom are young adults, compared with 24 percent nationally.
A graduate degree in business can help students double their earning potential, according to a report by Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce. But sometimes you need to spend money to make money, and an MBA from a top-tier business school comes with a hefty price tag.
What is the greatest fear of conservatives when they warn against the dangers of big government? It is that a leader or the coterie around him will abuse the authority of the state arbitrarily to gather yet more power, punish opponents and, in the process, harm rank-and-file citizens whose well-being matters not a whit to those who are trying to enhance their control.
The contention over unemployment insurance and the minimum wage reflects the larger problem in American politics. Rather than discussing what we need to do to secure our future, we are spending most of our energy re-litigating the past.
“It will be an election year, and the GOP has pledged to make the Affordable Care Act one of its top issues. So yes, I think we can expect even more politics,” says Sabrina Corlette, senior research fellow at Georgetown University’s Health Policy Institute. “Scary thought, I know.”