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Survey Shows Unemployment Still Top US Problem | Spending Daily

News Roundup | May 19, 2014

A new Gallup poll released today showed that unemployment and a dysfunctional government still rank as the top problems among individuals. According to the survey, “Twenty percent of Americans name unemployment or jobs as the most important problem facing the country in May, up from 14% who mentioned these issues in April. Dysfunctional government (19%) and the economy in general (17%) also rank among the top problems.”

Insurers Set To Publish Healthcare Prices Online | Spending Daily

News Roundup | May 16, 2014

Yesterday, The Hill announced next year three major health insurance companies are planning to publish their prices for healthcare in a free online portal. The release is intended to add more transparency to the healthcare system and attempt to show individuals enrolling in coverage just how the care is valued.