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Old 05-18-2017, 11:40 AM
 
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Sentence #1) The county is divided into sections and the ambulance is required to take you to the hospital within the area where they picked you up.

Sentence #2) You can request to go to another hospital and you will then pay the bill

If they are required to take you to particular hospital, you wouldn't be able to have them take you to another hospital.

I don't really think we are at odds here, but the use of "required" isn't really proper if you can in fact go to a different hospital.
Ambulances will take you to the nearest hospital that can manage your medical problem/emergency.
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Old 05-27-2017, 12:22 PM
 
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Not satisfied with the GDP, the government is getting ready to change its measurements with more hedonic adjustments once again. It usually results in older results being deflated and the nearer quarters receiving the benefit.

https://www.bloombergquint.com/globa...lation-are-off

What's missed is the inflation resulting from planned obsolescence as a result of frequent feature changes. People have had to upgrade devices and software more in the last fifteen years.
How the BLS Methodology for Wireless Plans Exaggerated a Small Effect

How the BLS Methodology for Wireless Plans Exaggerated a Small Effect | Michael Ashton | Safehaven.com

Sampling and hedonic adjustment exaggerate the effect of the introduction of new wireless plans.
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Old 11-21-2017, 03:27 PM
 
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Tax plan includes a cut in inflation index by 0.3 points per year by changing over to the chained measure of consumer price index

The chained CPI: Another secret tax hike for the middle class slipped into the GOP tax bills
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Old 06-22-2018, 09:32 AM
 
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Social Security benefits buy 34 percent less than in 2000, study shows

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/21/soci...udy-shows.html

Shaving 1.5 points from the CPI indexing, as stated by the Boskin Commision, in the 96 balanced budget act has done its job. Most of the shortage was probably already baked in when they substituted their own surveys for market surveys of housing and rental inflation.
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