It’s true that, in many ways, sharing-economy jobs can offer more autonomy than traditional employer-employee relationships. But there’s a dark side to these work arrangements that gets considerably less press: the shifting of risk off corporate balance sheets and onto the shoulders of individual Americans, who may not even realize what kinds of liabilities they’re taking on. Read more

MPR News reporter Mark Zdechlik writes that high out-of-pocket costs and convenience are fueling retail clinic growth. Do you use retail clinics? From Zdechlik’s reporting: Retail clinics save people a lot of money, said Tine Hansen-Turton executive director of the Convenient Care Association, an industry trade group. “Our average cost is about $75 per encounter,” Read more