In 1960, six years before the start of Medicare and Medicaid, America spent about $27 billion

In 1960, six years before the start of Medicare and Medicaid, America spent about $27 billion on health care. That figure represented just under 5 percent of an economy that was about $543 billion in total. By 2016, combined public and private spending on health care had reached more than $3.3 trillion, or nearly 18 percent of the total economy, with almost half the bill paid by government. Now, thanks to factors such as increased drug prices and an aging population, official projections have health care spending increasing indefinitely. In the five decades after the passage of America’s two largest health care entitlements, that sector has become a maw, eating everything in its path. Health spending has reshaped the nation’s job market, its household finances, and its public budgeting. Between January 2007 and November 2017, nearly a third of all jobs created in the United States were health care jobs. On average, American households spend 22 percent of their income on health care, up from 10 percent in the ’70s. Large employers spend an average of more than $14,000 per employee on health insurance and the like each year. Medicaid, which is jointly administere...

China Customized promotional silicone wristbands shoelace woven braid bracelets, as premiums or giveaways on Global Sources

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience on our website. For more details including how to change your cookie settings, please read our Cookie Policy. Path: All Categories >> Gifts & Premiums >> Corporate & Promotional Gifts >> Promotional Clothing & Fashion Accessories >> Promotional bracelets – Update me on new products View latest products We’ve sent a confirmation e-mail to XXX@gmail.com. Click on the link in the e-mail to activate and start receiving free alerts when new products are posted! Established in 2003, Sonier Pins Co. Ltd has 15 years’ OEM/ODM experience. Our factory covers 3,600 square meters and employs 68 workers, which can provide designing, molding and producing services for customers. We have 25 sales representatives and five designers in our team, who can handle your projects in a more professional and quicker way, ensuring the competitiveness and good services.  We produce metal crafts of products including enamel pin badge, military/police badge, collectible coins, award plaques, sporting trophy, Car emblem/labels, golf accessory tools, sport medals, home/wall decorations, Christmas ornaments, metal...

Here’s a list of the best special needs toys that meet the “play needs” of all

Here’s a list of the best special needs toys that meet the “play needs” of all senses: auditory, visual, olfactory, vestibular, proprioception, tactile, and more. I handpicked each one of these special needs toys thoughtfully. Share any other suggestions in the comments! One of the best sensory toys ever! This bright and vibrant ball pit playhouse obstacle course playset will keep your children entertained for hours. Kids can customize the many different combination maze options, keeping this playset fun and exciting! Easy assembly and storage… but why would you ever want to store this, unless you’re taking it to Grandma’s? Therapeutic benefits: helps develop arm and leg muscles and gross motor skills. Best ball pen for sensory processing disorders, ADHD and other developmental issues. Your child can have the ocean in the palm of their hand! Plastic beads are held in the transparent head and create the sound of the ocean. Fish graphics bring this drum to life. Includes a mallet for playing like a drum, but it can be removed. TELL ME THIS ISN’T THE BEST TOY EVER. I DARE YOU. Over 1,500 five-star reviews tell you a lot about this toy! Indoor or outdoor for kids ages 2-5. Way coole...

Small but powerful, handheld vacuum cleaners are perfect for picking up crumbs, pet hair, and even

Small but powerful, handheld vacuum cleaners are perfect for picking up crumbs, pet hair, and even having a quick spruce up before guests come around A handheld vacuum cleaner isn’t an essential buy… but they’re certainly very useful if you have a large family or pets. From allowing you to get to those hard to reach places like the stairs, a handheld can help with sweeping away crumbs from your desk workspace, keeping on top of pesky pet hairs around the home, and letting you have a quick spruce up without having to get the full (and often heavy) vacuum cleaner out from the cupboard. From heavyweight brands such as Dyson and Black+Decker, to a classic Hoover and modern tech brands like gTech, there’s definitely a handheld vacuum cleaner to suit your needs. There’s the option of a corded cleaner, which means unlimited power but restricted movement, or a cordless option which allows you to move as freely as you like… until the battery runs out. And don’t be fooled by their small size, handheld vacuum cleaners can pack a surprising punch when it comes to hoover power and strength. Powered by the Dyson Digital motor V7 for super powerful suc...

Model-based measurement and inspection software work with CMMs, enabling stampers to compare a first part to

Model-based measurement and inspection software work with CMMs, enabling stampers to compare a first part to the nominal 3D CAD model quickly. Image courtesy of Verisurf Software, Anaheim, Calif. In this era of recalls and defect-caused product lawsuits, automotive, aerospace, medical device, and appliance OEMs are increasingly demanding that their stamping suppliers provide defect-free parts—and sometimes levy penalties if the parts they receive are defective. Sometimes stampers are instructed to deliver their parts directly to their customer’s customers, making “100 percent defect-free” more critical than ever. They are expected to ensure accuracy, consistency, and repeatability. After all, one bad part in a customer’s assembly process can create hundreds of hours of rechecks and additional production. Many stampers contend that they cannot guarantee that defective parts won’t come off the press, but they can guarantee the bad parts won’t go out the door. They check, double-check, and triple-check the stamped parts to screen out the bad ones. How? By running the parts through a series of quality verification devices. Stamping manufacturers may use a physical check fixture, vis...

Sonnet now shipping eGFX Breakaway Box 550 external GPU with 87W power delivery

When Apple unveiled its plans to officially support external graphics over Thunderbolt 3, it provided developers with an opportunity to purchase its $599 External Graphics Development Kit. The kit included, among other things, Sonnet Technologies’ eGFX Breakaway Box Developer Edition, providing users with a 350W power supply, one 8-pin (6+2 pin) power connector, support for cards up to 225W, and 60W of power delivery capable of recharging a 13-inch MacBook Pro at full speed. The $269 consumer version of the same box is similar to the one earmarked for developers, except it provides an 8-pin (6+2 pin) plus one 6-pin power connector, is capable of supporting cards up to 300W, but only supplies 15W of power for laptop charging. On Tuesday, Sonnet announced the availability of its most powerful eGPU offering yet — the $349 eGFX Breakaway Box 550. This unit provides dual 8-pin (6+2pin) power connectors, support for cards up to 375W, and 87W of power delivery. In other words, the eGFX Breakaway Box 550 is the unit for you if you plan on driving graphics cards like Nvidia’s Titan Xp or AMD’s RX Vega 56, while requiring full speed charging for your 15-inch MacBook Pro. If you already ow...

Magnetohydrodynamic galvanizing modernizes corrosion prevention for steel applications

A magnetohydrodynamic galvanizing setup, when turned off, demonstrates a common problem in galvanizing: excess zinc runoff (top left). When the ID wiper is turned on, the system runs efficiently, eliminating excess zinc consumption (bottom right). Once in a while, a researcher announces a strange discovery that gets the members of the scientific community all fired up while leaving the rest of us mildly befuddled. For example, the concept that time is relative seems a bit strange: A clock that moves faster than a reference clock runs slower than the reference clock. Another is the immense gravity of black holes, which is so great that nothing escapes, not even light. This isn’t easy to prove, in that a black hole isn’t much to look at, but the evidence that they exist has been piling up for decades. A third concerns magnetism. While it’s usually considered an attractive force, magnetism repels some elements and compounds, including bismuth, copper, lead, silver, mercury, zinc, and water. When they are announced, such discoveries generally are little more than scientific curiosities, and for most of us, that’s the end of it. It’s unlikely that any of us really care about the rela...

Bring a Loupe: An Omega Ref. 2383-4 30T2, A Cutting-Edge Plastic Watch From Tissot, And A Universal Genève Waterproof Ref. 20218-1

Don’t go looking for a theme in this week’s roundup, as there is none to be found. I thought I’d give you a little bit of variety today, with a collection of pieces sure to satisfy a wide range of collecting tastes. At the more accessible end of the spectrum, there’s a 30T2-equipped Omega, along with a Zodiac powered by the venerable Valjoux 72. Slightly older than the rest are the Universal Genève Tri-Compax and Lemania CH27 chronograph, both of which ought to impress those that appreciate seldom-seen retailer signatures and impressive early chronographs alike. For the more avant-garde, there’s an innovative Tissot that paved the way for a more recent Swatch release, along with a Movado that still has its decidedly modern looking bracelet. Let’s jump right into it, shall we?  Everyone loves a good Tri-Compax, and I’m no different. The watch first came to market after its introduction at the Basel fair of 1944, commemorating 50 years of Universal Genève with a liberally complicated chronograph. Since then it has achieved legendary horological status, despite other manufacturers producing similarly complicated pieces. In other words, UG got it right with their various Tri-Compax ...

Hong Kong’s Political Unrest Isn’t Stopping A.I. Startup Megvii From Making Its Public Debut: Term Sheet

What’s going on in Hong Kong right now? Well, a lot, including that Megvii Technology, a China-based artificial intelligence startup, is filing for an initial public offering on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.  The A.I. unicorn is expected to raise at least $500 million and possibly as much as $1 billion in its IPO. Its public debut announcement comes at a complicated time in Hong Kong, which is enduring its twelfth consecutive weeks of anti-government protests. Last week, Chinese tech behemoth Alibaba said it would postpone its up to $15 billion listing in Hong Kong amid growing political unrest. Megvii’s decision to list is one indication that Hong Kong remains an attractive destination in spite of the current market downturn and increasingly spooked investors in several sectors. Megvii was most recently valued at approximately $4 billion after its last funding round in May, when it raised $750 million in funds. Ant Financial owns around 15% of Megvii through a subsidiary, Alibaba owns another 14%, and the three co-founders of Megvii own a combined 16.8%.  This is one IPO to watch because if listed, Megvii would become the first Chinese AI stock trading on the Hong Kong st...

At first glance, all seems serene on a spring morning at the research-and-development campus of SK

At first glance, all seems serene on a spring morning at the research-and-development campus of SK Innovation, one of Korea’s biggest industrial conglomerates. The campus sits in Daejeon, a tidy, planned city an hour’s high-speed-train ride south of Seoul that the national government has built up as a technology hub. Dotting SK’s rolling acres are tastefully modern glass-and-steel buildings that wouldn’t be out of place in a glossy architecture magazine. One contains a library, its tables stocked with rolls of butcher paper and Post-it notes to spur creativity. Another houses an espresso bar where engineers queue for caffeination. A cool breeze blows. Birds chirp. Pink cherry blossoms bloom. Then Jaeyoun Hwang, who directs business strategy for SK’s R&D operation, steers the Kia electric car in which he is driving me around the campus to a stop at the top of a hill. In front of us looms K-8, a seven-story-tall cube of a building sheathed in matte silver siding and devoid of any visible windows. Its only discernible marking is, at the top corner of one wall, a stylized orange outline of a familiar object: a battery. K-8 appears whimsical, almost a bauble, until Hwang explains...

ISS Store: Kliebenstein Guides to Making Money in Self-Storage

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726. Though there are many nuances to running a self-storage operation, the key to profitability is to maximize revenue, decrease expenses and create property value. This is the central focus of How to Make Money in Self-Storage and How to Make MORE Money in Self-Storage, authored by RK Kliebenstein and Jennifer LeClaire. The first book in the series offers concrete, actionable strategies and programs facility operators can use to boost their bottom line. It includes sections on how to generate more income and manage expenses. The sequel offers additional guidance on revenue management and adds insight to equity generation. Kliebenstein, vice president of acquisitions for Metro Storage LLC, is an industry pioneer with more than 30 years of experience financing, developing, acquiring and managing self-storage properties. LeClaire is president and creative director of marketing firm Self Storage Promotions. The books are available for purchase separately as ...