User: newstrust Topic: Health Care
Category: Insurance Industry
Last updated: Feb 16 2018 19:11 IST RSS 2.0
 
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500-pound man's doctor says he'll die without surgery. His insurer shrugs it off 16.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Norwalk resident Shawn Alvarado started packing on the pounds as a teenager, gradually becoming one of millions of Americans whose sedentary lifestyle made him a statistic in the country’s obesity epidemic.

By the age of 24, Alvarado weighed 300 pounds.

By the age of 31, he weighed 400 pounds.

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What Really Goes on with Health Claims 14.2.2018 The Moderate Voice

For those of you who have wondered what really goes on behind the scenes in a health claims processing center read this story about an Aetna Medical Director. The California Department of Insurance is now investigating after testimony from Dr. Jay Ken Iinuma in a civil suit was revealed. In his testimony Dr. Iinuma declared [...]

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California’s two health insurance regulators to investigate Aetna coverage decisions 13.2.2018 LA Times: Business

Both of California’s health insurance regulators said they will investigate how Aetna Inc. makes coverage decisions, as the lawsuit of a California man who is suing the nation’s third-largest insurer for improper denial of care heads for opening arguments Wednesday.

The Department of Managed Health...

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He once held the job as a Republican, but now Steve Poizner is making a no-party bid for California insurance commissioner 13.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Eight years after losing a bitter Republican primary for governor and stepping away from California’s political scene, Steve Poizner said Monday that he will run again for the elected office he gave up in that contest — state insurance commissioner.

This time, he won’t run as a Republican.

“There’s...

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The Health 202: Here's the one real change to drug pricing being ignored by Congress 12.2.2018 Washington Post: Politics
There's staunch opposition by PhRMA to the CREATES Act.
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The tech industry thinks it's about to disrupt health care. Don't count on it. 10.2.2018 Washington Post
The tech industry thinks it's about to disrupt health care. Don't count on it.
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Will drugged driving be a problem now that pot's legal in California? This lawmaker wants the state to find out 8.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary
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Two California GOP seats moved in Democrats' favor by election prognosticator 8.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary
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How three of America's biggest companies might undo decades of conservative health-care policy 8.2.2018 Washington Post
How three of America's biggest companies might undo decades of conservative health-care policy
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Republican John Cox boosts personal investment in his campaign for California governor to $4 million 8.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary
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Poll: Newsom and Villaraigosa virtually tied in the governor's race while California's Senate race isn't even close 8.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary
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California voters divided over proposed measure to repeal increase in gas tax, survey finds 8.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary
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Chorus of healthcare advocates praise single-payer system, but differ on how quickly California should pursue it 8.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary
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Four Ways Trump and GOP Have Launched an All-Out Assault on the US's Poorest 4.2.2018 Truthout - All Articles
President Donald J. Trump arrives for the State of the Union address in the chamber of the US House of Representatives, January 30, 2018, in Washington, DC. (Photo: Win McNamee / 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! During the first year of the Trump administration, the word "unprecedented" has been used so many times it has almost lost its meaning. But there simply is no other word to describe this presidency. First and foremost, there is the unprecedented degree to which the administration has attacked the country's institutions in ways that threaten the foundations of our democracy. But this first year is also unique because of the unforgiving extent to which the Trump administration and the Republican-controlled Congress have leveled legislative assaults against poor people.  1. Attempts to Repeal the Affordable Care Act Perhaps no issue is more ...
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Medicare-for-All Proponents Warn Against Billionaires' Plan to "Disrupt" Health Care Industry 31.1.2018 Truthout.com
— Jordan (@JordanChariton) January 30, 2018 While the three companies appear ready to capitalize on Americans' dissatisfaction with the for-profit health insurance sector by promising an alternative, a growing majority support a government-run or single-payer healthcare system like the ones enjoyed by every other industrialized nation in the world. Fifty-three percent now  support  a plan like Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-Vt.) Medicare for All proposal, up from just 50 percent in 2016. At Jacobin -- in a piece titled "You Can't Trust Capitalists" -- Meagan Day and Dustin Guastella  warned  after Sanders' Town Hall on Medicare for All last week that single-payer advocates should be wary of any attempts by corporations to wade into the national debate over how healthcare should be provided in the US. "When progressive and left-wing politicians and political organizations neglect to keep capitalists at arm's length, the latter's outsize resources give them outsized influence -- often resulting in weakened policy ...
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Amazon, Buffett and JPMorgan join forces on health care 31.1.2018 AP Washington
Three of corporate America's heaviest hitters - Amazon, Warren Buffett and JPMorgan Chase - sent a shudder through the health industry Tuesday when they announced plans to jointly create a company to provide their employees with high-quality, affordable care....
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Amazon, Berkshire, JPMorgan join forces on health care 31.1.2018 SFGate: Business & Technology
Three of corporate America’s heaviest hitters — Amazon, Warren Buffett and JPMorgan Chase — sent a shudder through the health insurance industry Tuesday when they announced plans to jointly create a company to provide their employees with high-quality, affordable care. The announcement was short on details about precisely what the independent company will do. But given the three companies’ outsize influence — and Amazon’s ability to transform just about everything it touches — the alliance has the potential to shake up how Americans shop for health care, and the stocks of insurance companies, drug distributors and others slumped in reaction.
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CVS, other health stocks down upon Amazon, JPMorgan, Berkshire healthcare co news 31.1.2018 TechCrunch
 Investors panicked this morning upon the news Amazon, JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway were teaming up to launch a health insurance company for their U.S. employees. Healthcare is one of the biggest operating costs for Fortune 500 companies, and the three iconic companies have joined forces to build a new health insurance company for all U.S. employees in an effort to improve… Read ...
‘They treated my kids’ health insurance like it was a game’: The battle over CHIP 30.1.2018 Washington Post: Politics
Congress finally reauthorized the popular Children’s Health Insurance Program, but the months-long stalemate took a toll.
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Our health-care system is still a mess. Trump isn't doing anything serious about it. 30.1.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Our health-care system is still a mess. Trump isn't doing anything serious about it.
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