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Here at Marketplace we’re starting a new series looking at what business travelers are listening to when they’re out on the road. Maybe there’s a song that keeps you going when you’re stuck in the airport, or a song that keeps you sane in that generic hotel. When you’re away from home, pounding the pavement for work, what song is playing in your ear phones?
At the end of the month, lawmakers in Washington are preparing to once again discuss revisions to Medicare reimbursements. Here at Marketplace, we thought this would be a good time to reach out to doctors to ask how they feel the business of medicine is affecting the practice of medicine. Tell us here.
Last year, a study found that a doctor in private practice annually spends up to three weeks and more than $68,000 for staffing in order to navigate health plans - both public and private. That’s a lot of time and money doctors say they could be spending on patients.
If you’re a doctor who feels that the time and resources you dedicate to dealing with insurance plans impacts your practice, click here to share your insights with Marketplace.
Perhaps changes to reimbursements pushed you to drop an insurance plan. Or maybe you’ve felt pressure to recommend certain courses of treatment over others based on what insurance will and won’t pay for.
We’re particularly interested in hearing from primary care physicians in the greater Los Angeles area. If that describes you, click here, and if that describes someone you know, please pass along the link to our form: http://bit.ly/cUSrs0.
The chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission met with heads of major U.S. stock exchanges yesterday to figure out what the heck happened to the markets last Thursday.
Meanwhile, here at Marketplace Money, we want to know how last week’s market free fall (and dramatic rebound) affected you. Click here to tell us.
Did you watch from the sidelines with horror and then relief as the market tanked and then quickly recovered? Did you have a stop-loss order that triggered a sell-off of stock just before the market rebounded, ending up in a loss for you? Or did you buy when the market was low, walking away with a profit as stocks climbed back at the end of the day? Whether you got burned or made a killing, share your story here.
If you know anyone with a story to tell about this topic, please forward them the link to our form: http://bit.ly/c2ciQA.
You’ve probably heard the phrase “jobless recovery.” It’s the term used to describe the fact that while the economy bounces back, the job market remains sluggish. For every job opening in the U.S. today, there are more than five people actively looking for work. Economists now estimate that the unemployment rate won’t return to pre-recession levels until 2014.
Marketplace is launching a special series to look at what this jobless recovery means for workers, families, employers and communities. In order to cover this story in a way that’s both meaningful and accurate, we need your help. If unemployment has affected your life, click here to share your story.
Have you moved back in with your parents until you can find a steady paycheck? Are you a two-income family learning to adjust to one salary (or less)? Have you taken a job way below your pay grade and skill level to make ends meet? Whatever your experience of unemployment has been, Marketplace wants to hear about it. Tell us here.
Prepaid credit cards used to be seen as a product for those whose poor credit history meant they couldn’t get a regular credit card. Because the cards were pre-paid, they carried no interest, but customers did pay fees.
Today, use of prepaid credit cards is on the rise, and not just by people who struggle with credit. Parents give them to their children, friends give them as gifts, and people of all ages increasingly use them to control their spending. Large companies are even depositing paychecks directly into prepaid credit card accounts.
Do you use prepaid credit cards? Tell Marketplace about your experience here.
cutebabe said: I just need someone out there to help me join college since my mum cant be able to take me... More
Roy Gathercoal said: Absolutely. We need to recover and rediscover the difference between job training and education. Training is specific knowledge how to... More
Andrea said: It’s made life harder. So far, what I thought would be one of the greatest summers in my 16 years... More
Joan said: I rather agree with Susan. I find myself much more generous these days since my income is up and financial... More