Monthly Archives: July 2013

Democrats and Republicans United in Call for Healthcare Transparency

In recent hearings on the Affordable Care Act and healthcare costs, congressmen and witnesses from both sides of the aisle have emphasized the importance of transparency in healthcare costs and outcomes. Although the most expensive care is not always the best care, price is currently used as an indicator of quality because data simply do […]

Why Don’t Transit Agencies Have Control Over Their Own Operations?

Imagine this: You own a factory that supplies exterior sideview mirrors to a car plant. Currently, you own a fleet of trucks that brings the mirrors from your factory to the car plant. But with rising gas costs and increasing competition in the automotive supplier world, it is becoming increasingly uneconomical to operate your own […]