John F. Wasik

John F. Wasik

John F. Wasik is a journalist and speaker who has written 14 books on subjects ranging from ecology to retirement, including his most recent book, Keynes's Way to Wealth (McGraw-Hill, 2013). He writes a weekly investment column for Reuters and contributes to The New York Times, Forbes and other national publications. He has won 19 awards for his books and investigative articles.

Recent Stories By John F. Wasik:

  • Why Health Care Is Still a Winning Sector June 19, 2014

    The irrefutable expansion of American health care has been a boon to investors, who have been reaping the benefits in stocks, mutual- and exchange-traded funds in the sector. Health care stocks have...

  • The Best Investing Lessons from a Legendary EconomistJune 11, 2014

    When it comes to the great economist John Maynard Keynes, there are few agnostics. Americans either claim he's a socialist government pest or the savior of our down-trodden economy. Hardly any are on...

  • The Death of Employer-Based Health Care Doesn’t Have to Be a DisasterMay 28, 2014

    The road to comprehensive health care reform will be littered with casualties. One of them might be employer-provided health coverage, although that may not be as ominous as it sounds.  A recent...

  • The Key to Lower Health Care Costs Is in Your HandsMay 14, 2014

    For as long as anyone can remember, U.S. health care has used a pretty simple model: If you didn't feel well, you went to your doctor. If you were acutely ill or injured, you went to the hospital....

  • There’s No App for That: Why We Need a Health Care Shopping GuideApril 30, 2014

    When you need work done on your car or bring a contractor into your home for some work, you can expect to get an estimate on what the job will cost. Even closing on a home mortgage and sale requires...

  • How Medicare Data Could Revolutionize Health CareApril 23, 2014

    The release this month of a mountain of data on physician payments by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) might be remembered by future historians as a major turning point in the...

  • Medicare Advantage Isn’t Reducing Health Care CostsApril 16, 2014

    Bowing to election-year and industry pressures, the Obama administration this month quietly rescinded cuts to the Medicare Advantage program and boosted subsidies to insurers. If the administration,...

  • Why Paul Ryan’s Medicare Plan Won’t Cut CostsApril 9, 2014

    In a perfect free market economy, where all prices are known and competition is unfettered, consumers can have a huge impact in reducing prices. That was one of the pillars of Obamacare. Such a...

  • Obamacare Got to 7 Million. Here’s Its Next Big TestApril 2, 2014

    Now that Obamacare enrollment has closed — with some 7.1 million enrollees, as the president crowed Tuesday — the next big test for the reform will be whether its spurs competition among health...

  • Total Costs Tell the True Story of ObamacareMarch 26, 2014

    The Obama administration is extending the enrollment deadline for the Affordable Care Act past March 31 and is describing the move as a consumer-friendly change that will allow insurance shoppers who...

  • A Procrastinator’s Guide to Picking an Obamacare Plan March 19, 2014

    The final enrollment deadline for getting Obamacare coverage this year is coming up at the end of March. If you’re still thinking about signing up, or plan to, you’re going to need to do some math....

  • HealthCare.gov Application Sets Off Privacy Alarm BellsMarch 12, 2014

    I am now among the more than 4 million who've accessed HealthCare.gov to review and select policies. The experience was disconcerting. Although I know a bit more about insurance than most Americans...

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