Intelligent Economist Economic Theory & News 2017-03-23T00:38:03Z https://www.intelligenteconomist.com/feed/atom/ WordPress Prateek Agarwal <![CDATA[The Environmental Kuznets Curve]]> http://www.intelligenteconomist.com/?p=6717 2017-03-23T00:38:03Z 2017-03-22T16:00:14Z The Kuznets curve is an inverted U curve, with the Y-axis as inequality and time or per-capita incomes as the X-axis. It is used to graph the hypothesis that as an economy develops, market forces begin to increase and economic inequality decreases. This suggests that as a nation is going through industrialization, and mechanization of...

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Prateek Agarwal <![CDATA[Introduction to the Sharing Economy]]> http://www.intelligenteconomist.com/?p=6716 2017-03-23T00:34:32Z 2017-03-09T17:00:37Z The concept of a sharing economy is engraved in our human instinct. Cooperative structures that include sharing, individual choices, gifting and swapping are a basic part of any community.However, it being adopted as a business structure is relatively new, and the term “sharing economy” has only recently come about in the mid-2000s. It mainly spread due...

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Prateek Agarwal <![CDATA[Introduction to Pharmacoeconomics]]> http://www.intelligenteconomist.com/?p=6902 2017-03-09T18:19:23Z 2017-03-02T17:00:32Z Medications are the most widely used clinical intervention. The U.S. spends more on medications per capita than any other country but hasn’t been able to show better outcomes. Pharmacoeconomics refers to the scientific discipline that compares the value of one pharmaceutical drug or drug therapy to another. It is a sub-discipline of health economics. To...

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Prateek Agarwal <![CDATA[Health Insurance (Pre-ACA)]]> http://www.intelligenteconomist.com/?p=6883 2017-03-02T20:29:28Z 2017-02-23T17:00:33Z Before the Affordable Care Act, there were three types of private health insurance markets, which were regulated by the state. There were the large groups, small groups, and individuals. Large Groups – Most large employers do not buy their own health insurance, they are self-insured and employ insurance companies to be their administrators. Small Groups –...

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Prateek Agarwal <![CDATA[The Complete Guide to Medicaid]]> http://www.intelligenteconomist.com/?p=6177 2017-02-24T03:32:41Z 2017-02-08T17:00:56Z The Medicaid program was created through the Social Security Amendments of 1965, which added Title XIX to the Social Security Act. The Medicaid program was considered to be an afterthought when Medicare was drafted but today the Medicaid program is bigger than Medicare, and with Affordable Care Act, it has become even bigger. Like food stamp programs,...

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Prateek Agarwal <![CDATA[Everything You Need to Know About Medicare Advantage]]> http://www.intelligenteconomist.com/?p=5952 2017-02-09T07:34:37Z 2017-02-01T17:00:27Z The US promoted Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs) and people wanted HMOs to be a part of the Medicare program. Through the HMO Act, employers with 50 or more employees were required to offer HMO plans. Then the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) decided to demonstrate HMO plans for Medicare patients. These private plans take...

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Prateek Agarwal <![CDATA[The Complete Guide to Medicare]]> http://www.intelligenteconomist.com/?p=5911 2017-02-02T09:28:29Z 2016-10-10T16:00:45Z Medicare is one of the most important payers in the U.S. health care system. It is health insurance for the elderly and has four parts – A, B, C & D. Traditional Medicare (Part A & B) During the Great Depression, hospitals began noticing that people couldn’t afford the care as treatments were becoming more...

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Prateek Agarwal <![CDATA[The Complete Guide to The Affordable Care Act]]> http://www.intelligenteconomist.com/?p=4500 2016-10-13T18:34:13Z 2016-10-01T16:00:19Z The Affordable Care Act was the one of the most important pieces of healthcare policy in decades. Despite all the controversy, the law was passed. In the post, we will go over the specifics of the law and its impact on the American healthcare system. Timeline of the Affordable Care Act 2005 The American Medical Association,...

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Prateek Agarwal <![CDATA[Timeline of Healthcare Reform in the USA]]> http://www.intelligenteconomist.com/?p=4473 2016-10-06T18:23:02Z 2016-09-10T16:00:56Z Healthcare reform has made a long journey since Roosevelt’s failed attempt to provide healthcare for all citizens back in 1912. In this post, we recap the major milestones of healthcare reform in the USA. Timeline of Healthcare Reform in the USA 1912 Theodore Roosevelt campaigned for health care for all but failed to get elected...

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Prateek Agarwal <![CDATA[The 25 Best Economics Podcasts Of 2016]]> https://www.intelligenteconomist.com/?p=8097 2016-09-08T14:25:29Z 2016-09-06T16:00:43Z The post The 25 Best Economics Podcasts Of 2016 appeared first on Intelligent Economist.

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