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A tanning bed, one of the many services facing a new health tax.

Burned by Politics and Bad Intentions: The Tax on Personal Wellness

Michael D. Shaw - in Economics

As a scientist, and as the author of this piece about the facts concerning skin cancer, I find myself compelled to update that article; to write a "Part Two" about the dangers of politicizing science, in addition to the individual consequences – to men…

A calculator on a sheet of $100 bills.

The Economics of Wellness, or Why Hospital Mergers Do Not Increase Health Care Costs

Michael D. Shaw - in Economics

Hospitals are many things, including centers of scientific research, healing, breakthrough discoveries, community leadership and employers throughout a given city, county or state.

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