Private Health Insurance: Estimates of Individuals with Pre-Existing Conditions Range from 36 Million to 122 Million
Hypertension was the most commonly reported medical condition among adults that could result in a health insurer denying coverage, requiring higher-than-average premiums, or restricting coverage. Mental health disorders and diabetes were the second and third. more »
"The main effect of throwing out the mandate would be that the older population who does not get health insurance through their employer would be paying more to be insured. And an estimated 15 million people who would be insured under the law now would choose to go without insurance." more »
1940 Census Questions: If unmarried, are you a virgin? Are you a blonde or brunette? Do you own a Bible?
The 1940 Census is a unique Census in our history — the first to include questions that were asked only of a subset of the population, chosen through a near-random scheme. In addition to the questions on age, sex, race, and relationship to the householder were questions about the value of the home, living on a farm, marital status, attending school, highest grade of school completed, place of birth, and citizenship. For persons 14 years and older, there were additionally seven different questions on working status, current occupation and industry, number of weeks worked, and income. more »
Consumers Have a Right to Know What is in Their Products: House Panel Focuses on Cosmetics Industry Regulation
"Cosmetics firms are responsible for substantiating the safety of their products and ingredients before marketing. However, they are not required to submit safety substantiation data to the agency, nor make it available to the agency." more »