User: newstrust Topic: Health Care
Category: Insurance Industry
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Cassidy’s Health Care Premium Spin 23.11.2017 FactCheck
Sen. Bill Cassidy claims he has a way to prevent the Senate tax plan from raising health insurance premiums. He ...
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100K Minnesotans sign up for private health insurance so far 23.11.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
More than 50,000 Minnesotans already have signed up through the open enrollment period to receive tax credits for health care next year.
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Trump’s HHS Pick Alex Azar Is The Worst Pharma Bro Of All 22.11.2017 Crooks Liars
Nominating Alexander Azar to run Health and Human Services is like pinning a sheriff’s badge on Billy the Kid. For all his polish and small-town charm, when it comes to pharmaceutical predation, the mild-mannered Azar puts blowhard “pharma bros” like Martin Shkreli to shame. Shkreli is the pharmaceutical exec people love to hate. That’s understandable. He sought out rights to drugs for rare diseases so he could extort outrageous prices from those whose lives depended on these treatments. Shkreli became wealthy through his shameful strategy for extortion, but was convicted of defrauding investors in August. His smug narcissism and openly corrupt bullying made him an easy target, and a poster boy for pharmaceutical industry greed.The guy’s face tells the whole story. He even reportedly paid $2 million for the only copy of a Wu-Tang Clan album just so that the group’s millions of fans could never hear ...
Imagining a New Social Order: Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin in Conversation 19.11.2017 Truthout.com
Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin discuss how the left can save the US from neoliberal excesses. (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout ) In a time of deep political, social and economic uncertainty for everyone (except the ultra-rich), Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin provide some theoretical and practical guidance for the left. This Truthout interview is an effort to help reimagine a realistic social order in an age when the old order is dying but the new has yet to be born. Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin discuss how the left can save the US from neoliberal excesses. (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout ) This story could not have been published without the support of readers like you. Click here to make a tax-deductible donation to Truthout and fund more stories like it! We live in an age of illegitimate neoliberal hegemony and soaring political uncertainty. The evidence is all around: citizen disillusionment over mainstream political parties and the traditional conservative-liberal divide, massive inequality, ...
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In your retirement planning, include the cost of long-term care 17.11.2017 LA Times: Business

Many Americans have a blind spot when it comes to retirement planning: long-term care costs. Even though the majority of Americans will at some point need long-term care, few are planning for it. Many underestimate the costs and mistakenly believe health insurance can help cover it.

“This is not...

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The Health 202: House Republicans are divided over individual mandate push in tax plan 17.11.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Congress might hurt and help Obamacare before year's end
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In your retirement planning, include the cost of long-term care 17.11.2017 LA Times: Business

Many Americans have a blind spot when it comes to retirement planning: long-term care costs. Even though the majority of Americans will at some point need long-term care, few are planning for it. Many underestimate the costs and mistakenly believe health insurance can help cover it.

“This is not...

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Schumer's claim that the GOP is 'kicking 13 million people off health insurance' 16.11.2017 Washington Post: Politics
The Senate Democratic leader uses misleading rhetoric to attack the GOP tax plan
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Should Dogs Eat Peanut Butter? Crum and Forster Pet Insurance Group Warns of the Potential Dangers of Xylitol 15.11.2017 New Kerala: World News
Should Dogs Eat Peanut Butter? Crum and Forster Pet Insurance Group Warns of the Potential Dangers of Xylitol
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California health insurers make billions through Medicaid 11.11.2017 SFGate: Business & Technology
Medicaid is rarely associated with getting rich. The patients are poor, the budgets tight and payments to doctors often paltry. But some insurance companies are reaping spectacular profits off the taxpayer-funded program in California, even when the state finds their patient care is subpar. Health Net, a unit of Centene Corp., the largest Medicaid insurer nationwide, raked in $1.1 billion in profits from 2014 to 2016, according to state data obtained by Kaiser Health News. Anthem, another industry giant, turned a profit of $549 million from California’s Medicaid program, known as Medi-Cal, in the same period. Overall, Medicaid insurers in the Golden State made $5.
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Hixme Announces New On-Line Insurer Profile Database Tool 10.11.2017 New Kerala: World News
Hixme Announces New On-Line Insurer Profile Database Tool
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After the fires destroyed their homes, Santa Rosa renters fear they can't afford to stay in wine country 9.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

For Sharon Ditmore, the signs of the holidays showing up in this city devastated by fire are both comforting and depressing.

Ditmore lost her home in the working-class neighborhood of Coffey Park and has been living in a friend’s guesthouse. She can’t help but think back to the Thanksgiving gatherings...

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Obamacare had a very good day at the polls, even as Trump officials stepped up their attack on the program 9.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Republicans who think the American public is clamoring to repeal or roll back the Affordable Care Act have another think coming.

Voters in Maine overwhelmingly enacted Medicaid expansion for their state Tuesday, overturning a string of five successive vetoes by their right-wing governor, Paul LePage....

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Insurers have to pay for addiction treatment. Trump just has to enforce the law. 9.11.2017 Washington Post
Insurers have to pay for addiction treatment. Trump just has to enforce the law.
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In reversal, Notre Dame says health plans will still cover birth control 8.11.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Catholic university had previously said that contraceptive coverage would terminate within the year. Now it says third-party providers will continue to serve faculty, students and staff.
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Steven Mnuchin, Foreclosure King of the US: Secretary of the Treasury for the .01 Percent 7.11.2017 Truthout - All Articles
  Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin walks off the podium following a news conference on September 21, 2017, in New York City. (Photo: Spencer Platt / Getty Images) The stories at Truthout equip ordinary people with the facts and resources to create extraordinary change. Support this vital work by making a tax-deductible donation now! Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin doesn't exactly come across as the guy you'd want in your corner in a playground tussle. In the Trump administration, he's been more like the kid trying to cop favor with the school bully. That, at least, is the role he seems to have taken in the Trump White House. When he isn't circling the Sunday shows stooging for the president, he regularly plays the willing fall guy for tax policies guaranteed to  stoke further inequality  in the US and for legislation that will  remove  just about any consumer protections against Wall Street. Mnuchin, a former Goldman Sachs partner, arrived in Washington with a distinct reputation. Back in 2009, he had ...
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Insurers make billions off Medicaid in California during Obamacare expansion 5.11.2017 LA Times: Business

Medicaid is rarely associated with getting rich. The patients are poor, the budgets tight and payments to doctors often paltry.

But some insurance companies are reaping spectacular profits off the taxpayer-funded program in California, even when the state finds that patient care is subpar.

Health...

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Here’s how Colorado is combating the prescription opioid and heroin epidemic 5.11.2017 Denver Post: Local
The nation’s drug epidemic kills one person in Colorado every 9 hours and 36 minutes. The rise in opioid-related deaths, whether from prescription opioids or heroin and fentanyl is to blame. Here’s a look at what Colorado is doing -- and not doing -- to address the opioid epidemic.
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Illinois bulks up Obamacare website as sign-up period approaches 31.10.2017 Chicago Tribune: Business
Illinois is adding more information to getcovered.illinois.gov, its Obamacare website, on Wednesday, allowing consumers on the first day of open enrollment to look at and enroll in all individual plans both on and off the exchange. The state also has expanded the hours of its help line and ...
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How to fix American democracy: Ideas that get beyond our day-to-day political upheaval 29.10.2017 Washington Post
As we approach the one-year anniversary of the election, 38 writers and artists propose solutions that could repair the underlying conditions bedeviling our system.
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