Medical Expenses: An Illustration


Mrs. WC’s dad was born in 1923. Mrs. WC recently came across the receipt for the medical bill for his birth. So Mrs. WC’s father, Larry, had total hospital expenses of $62.00. That’s in 1923 dollars, of course. Adjusted for inflation, it would be $887.53. But that’s not today’s price; it’s┬ánot even close. Today, the…

Red-breasted Nuthatch, Payette Lake, Idaho

WC Is Chasing Birds


WC had intended a blog post pointing out the so-called “Better Care Reconciliation Act” is really a big tax break for the wealthy financed by cutting health care to everyone else. Dermot Cole has already written a fine takedown; anything WC could say would be cumulative. So WC is off chasing birds. Remember, Nutchatches go…