Archive for the ‘Society’ Category

Climate Change Imperatives Will Drive the Future of Transportation

July 20, 2019 | Climate Change

Climate change demands lower carbon dependency in electricity generation and transportation, by far the two largest global economic sectors in terms of energy use. Clean power solutions already exist: Today 40% of U.S. power generation comes from non-fossil sources, and the electric power sector consumption of fossil fuels is at its lowest level since 1994—25 years of …

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Addressing Harvard Alumni in the Bay Area

June 25, 2019 | Alumni

HBS CAREER COACHES HIT THE ROAD TO SERVE ALUMNI Northern California Alumni Consider the High Cost of Complexity, HBS AA Article by Margie Kelley (June 2019): Though the United States currently spends approximately $3.5 trillion a year on health care—the equivalent of the entire GDP of the world’s fourth-largest economy—our life expectancy has decreased for the …

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The Future of AI in Health Care

March 4, 2019 | Artificial Intelligence

The Future of AI in U.S. Health Care   Artificial Intelligence will help develop new cures, but to solve access and cost issues, we will need new policies at the federal and state government level Billions of dollars are being invested annually in artificial intelligence (AI), by large health care insurers, pharmaceutical companies and venture …

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Has U.S. Health Care Spending Finally Stabilized?

February 3, 2019 | ACA

Has U.S. Health Care Spending Finally Stabilized? An Outlook for 2019 The official 2017 statistics from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) are out, and there are some good news: The annual growth rate of health care spending is slowing down, and is the lowest since 2013 at 3.9%—it was 4.8% for …

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Why ACA Enrollment is Down This Year

December 15, 2018 | Affordable Care Act

Why ACA Enrollment is Down – and Why It Might Stay That Way  Enrollment in Obamacare is down this year Enrollment in Obamacare is down this year. Halfway through the sign-up period for ACA health care insurance plans, which ends on December 15, the federal website Healthcare.gov reported early in December that enrollment was down …

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Of Baby Boomers and Millennials

May 17, 2018 | Social Trends

I am a father of five, six with my stepson, and a baby boomer happily retired from full-time work. Plenty of time to reflect on the opportunities I have had, those that passed me by, and compare them with what is on offer for my children in this twenty-first century. I can start with one …

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