On December 31 2020, the newsrack service will be shut down permanently.

It has been a nice long run from the Sarai days in 2004 to being hosted on its own domain around 2006. Beside maintenance, there has been no real active development on the code or the features since early 2008. Since 2015, even all that maintenance was pretty bare bones. A lot of news sources no longer provide reliable RSS feeds and since mid 2018, there were growing issues with the service and I only kept it alive to assist a handful of users.

So, it is time to shut this down. The internet world in 2020 is vastly differently from 2003 when I first conceptualized this service. Thanks for using this all these years.

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User: newstrust Topic: Health Care
Category: Insurance Industry
Last updated: Dec 20 2018 12:42 IST RSS 2.0
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Editorial: Our 'America First' president outsourced drug price regulation to other nations 24.11.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The Trump administration's two new rules for prescription drugs could save money for taxpayers and many consumers, but it doesn't have the courage of its convictions.

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Biden’s COVID Plan Is Better Than Trump’s, But Still Far From Sufficient 22.11.2020 Truthout.com
The pandemic is a structural problem. To truly fight it, we must take on capitalism, agribusiness and racial ...
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Getting COVID-19 tests for kids can be difficult, but schools often require them. ‘It really puts parents in a tricky position.’ 20.11.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Schools in Illinois often require children returning after illness to undergo a COVID-19 test, but those tests can be difficult to come by.
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Biden’s presidency could be the ‘last gasp’ of democracy — unless Democrats dump neoliberal economics: Thom Hartmann 16.11.2020 Raw Story
America is in limbo. There is the good: Joe Biden is president-elect. He has defeated Donald Trump, winning the highest percentage of eligible voters since Richard Nixon in 1972. Biden also received the highest number of votes in American history — approximately 77 million. It is clear that the American people have given Biden a […]
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Letters to the Editor: Health insurance is expensive, but it's not the insurers' fault 15.11.2020 LA Times: Opinion

A health economist at USC explains why focusing only on insurers instead of doctors and hospitals would not address high healthcare costs.

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Column: Is Biden's 'public option' for healthcare already dead? 12.11.2020 LA Times: Health

President-elect Biden has proposed a "public option" to compete with private insurance plans. Experts say a GOP-controlled Senate would make that impossible.

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Supreme Court Challenge to ACA Highlights Why We Need Medicare for All 11.11.2020 Truthout.com
Supreme Court Challenge to ACA Highlights Why We Need Medicare for All
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Should you get tested for COVID-19 before your Thanksgiving gathering? Here’s what the experts say. 11.11.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
Experts have mixed opinions about whether pre-holiday COVID-19 testing could make gatherings safer, but some families are considering it.
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Despite Biden win, Obamacare’s future remains uncertain. Five things to know about the Supreme Court case that will be heard today. 10.11.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
On the heels of a tense election week, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case Tuesday that could change the face of health care in America. Here's what you need to know.
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This Election Proved That Medicare for All Is a Winning Demand 8.11.2020 Truthout.com
Just about every congressional member this year who ran for reelection while supporting universal health care ...
This Uber driver died of COVID-19. Proposition 22 will sway his family's fate 1.11.2020 LA Times: Business

If gig workers are employees, they're eligible for California workers' compensation and death benefits. If Proposition 22 passes, a new system applies instead.

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'Montana values' could decide which party controls the U.S. Senate 30.10.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Fighting to keep his Senate seat, Republican Steve Daines is locked in a close contest with his Democratic challenger, Gov. Steve Bullock.

Barrett and GOP Threaten Health Care for Millions, Democrats Say 28.10.2020 Truthout.com
Democrats are hoping to sway voters nervous about losing their health care amid a public health ...
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Confused? Trump’s debate remarks indicate he does not understand Biden’s health care plan 23.10.2020 Raw Story
During the final presidential debate, President Donald Trump claimed that 180 million people would lose their private health insurance to socialized medicine if the Democratic presidential nominee, former Vice President Joe Biden, is elected president. “They have 180 million people, families under what he wants to do, which will basically be socialized medicine — you […]
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Facebook and Google Cash In on Misleading Ads for Nonexistent “Trumpcare” 21.10.2020 Truthout.com
The platforms have run tens of thousands of ads in the past year containing false claims about health insurance ...
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‘Trumpcare’ doesn’t exist — but Facebook and Google cash in on misleading ads for ‘garbage’ health insurance anyway 20.10.2020 Raw Story
“Trumpcare” insurance will “finally fix healthcare,” said an advertisement on Facebook. A Google ad urged people to “Enroll in Trumpcare plans. Healthcare changes are coming.” The problem is, there’s no such thing as “Trumpcare.” Facebook and Google have promised to crack down on lies and misinformation about politics in the run-up to next month’s presidential […]
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The TMX Pipeline Threatens First Nations People. It Must Be Stopped. 19.10.2020 Truthout.com
The TMX Pipeline Threatens First Nations People. It Must Be Stopped.
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Oklahoma Republican says people don’t need health insurance — they can just use savings accounts 18.10.2020 Raw Story
The most endangered Democratic in the U.S. is in the Oklahoma Fifth District, where Democratic Rep. Kendra Horn is facing off against Republican Stephanie Bice. During a local interview, Bice explained why she doesn’t support the Affordable Care Act, even after the state voted to authorize Medicaid expansion in the state. “Everyone wants to make […]
Barrett Is Poised to Become the Most Radical Right-Wing Member of Supreme Court 16.10.2020 Truthout.com
Barrett Is Poised to Become the Most Radical Right-Wing Member of Supreme Court
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Column: UnitedHealth's profits show it's great to be an insurer during a pandemic 15.10.2020 LA Times: Health

Even after offering policyholders cuts in premiums and copays, the nation's largest commercial health insurer still raked in over $1 billion a month.

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