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Tim Patrick is a software architect and developer with more than 30 years of experience in designing and building custom software solutions. He is the author of multiple books on Microsoft technologies, and was selected as a Microsoft MVP for his support to the programming community. Tim earned his degree in computer science from Seattle Pacific University.
Healthcare Costs

Why Healthcare Costs So Much – Part 5

Part 5: The very tool that we rely on to offset the high prices of medical care is a major contributor to those costs.
Healthcare Costs

Why Healthcare Costs So Much – Part 4

Part 4: Healthcare is an exercise in economics, even if a doctor charges you nothing for services. Understanding basic economics is key to understanding healthcare.
Corporate Welfare

America’s Love Affair with Corporate Welfare

Corporate welfare is one government activity that is hated by both Conservatives and Liberals. But they might secretly be in love with the system.
Healthcare Costs

Why Healthcare Costs So Much – Part 3

Part 3: One reader insists that excessive CEO salaries play a major role in healthcare costs. Let's see if that's true.
Healthcare Costs

Why Healthcare Costs So Much – Part 2

Part 2: The term "healthcare" covers a wide range of medical and non-medical public policy issues. And that's part of the problem.

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