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Homeland Security ends temporary residency for 60,000 Haitians; US home sales speed up.
Congress faces growing health crisis in Puerto Rico; Leading Economic Indicators increased by 1.2 percent in October.
Crowdfunding has expanded to being a great place to invest money or help new products come to market by pre-purchasing. The Crowdfunding market saw over 87 Billion dollars exchanged in the market in 2016. This market has attracted scammers whose only purpose is to rip off with good hearts.
Faculty Affiliate Ethan Mollick in 2015 found that 9% of projects on Kickstarter fail to deliver as promised to their backers, and this number does include fraudulent projects. Based on this, consumers should closely watch for scams.
News Health Lower Medicaid fees linked to scarcer primary care appointments Lower Medicaid fees linked to scarcer primary care appointments
When the fees paid to healthcare providers by Medicaid go up, appointments with primary care doctors suddenly become more available to Medicaid beneficiaries – and the opposite happens when fees go down, according to a recent U.S. study.
“As funding declines it threatens the breadth of provider participation in Medicaid,” said Faculty Affiliate Daniel Polsky.
“I don’t want to overestimate its result on patient welfare, but I think it’s a good thing to have broad choices of doctors when you’re looking to make a new patient appointment,” he said.
Senate GOP takes different approach to tax reform than House; Trump Administration taking steps to crack down on opioid trafficking; Consumer sentiment reaches 97.8 in November compared to 100.9 estimate.