The illness — like malaria, diphtheria and measles — has surged in Venezuela during a profound economic crisis that has battered almost every aspect of life and driven an exodus of Venezuelans, including many experienced doctors.
How can a two-hour treatment for a bee sting end up costing a patient $12,000? Prices can soar when the patient goes through a barrage of tests and insurance doesn’t cover the bill, but Sylvia Rosas’ case is shining a light on the cost of health care in the country.
TIA calculated that Louisiana has $13.7 billion in assets and owes $37.3 billion in bills. If Louisiana taxpayers were to cover its $23.7 billion shortfall, they would each owe $18,300.
If ‘thoughts and prayers’ could be converted into currency, our pension fund’s $139 billion unfunded liability would have been zeroed out, long ago,” he said.
CalPERS estimates that it missed about $8 billion in earnings because of its divestment decisions that pulled money out of tobacco, coal, companies that manufacture guns that are illegal in California and South Africa during the apartheid era.
Illinois taxpayers are on the hook for $130 billion of unfunded pension liability with the worst funded public sector pensions of any state. Then there’s the fully taxpayer subsidized health care state government retirees get on top of that. Both promised benefits have been enshrined in the state constitution by the Illinois Supreme Court.
One of the least sustainable cities is Miami Beach, Fla., where 55% of the population has credit card debt, with an average of $11,685 per household. The cost of previous rate hikes added $175 to the average credit card debt in this city.
In the last nine years, Chinese borrowers have taken on debt equal to around 100 percent of gross domestic product. That’s quite a challenge for Yi Gang, who succeeds Zhou Xiaochuan as central bank governor, says Tom Orlik, chief economist for Bloomberg Economics. It’s difficult to find examples of major economies that have borrowed so much in such a short period of time — many that have taken on less debt faced a financial crisis and an economic hard landing.
The levies would apply to more than 100 products that were developed by stolen American intellectual property, the Post said. China is the biggest trade partner of the U.S., and the tariffs may spark retaliatory measures by the Chinese government.
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