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A Texas Progressive On The Verge-- Meet Julie Oliver 6.4.2020 Crooks Liars
Last year Julie Oliver was in the midst of a primary battle with another worthy challenger eager to take on crooked conservative incumbent Roger Williams in the gerrymandered 25th congressional district. Julie won her primary 55,721 (70%) to 24,340 (30%) and is now in the midst of a virtual campaign for the R+11 seat she made great strides towards winning in 2018, holding Williams down to a 53.5% win. A multimillionaire used car dealer, Rogers has raised $1,202,255 so far this cycle-- to Julie's $385,778. (In 2012, he wrote his campaign a check for $330,000 to buy the election.) In 2018 Julie trounced Williams in the district's biggest county, Travis, and beat him by an even bigger margin in Bell County. This cycle, she is aiming to make bigger inroads into traditionally Republican Johnson, Hays, Burnet and Hill counties. But not by running on a GOP-lite platform. Yesterday she told us that she and her family "are in day 23 of social and physical distancing. We’re one of the very fortunate families who ...
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Health care insurers expected to jack up premiums as much as 40 percent to recoup coronavirus losses 5.4.2020 Raw Story
Private health insurers are expected to raise premiums by as much as 40% to recoup the costs of coronavirus testing and treatment, according to a new analysis from Covered California, the state’s health care marketplace. This article first appeared in Salon. Though it remains unclear how much the coronavirus crisis will ultimately cost in health […]
Trump Endangers Lives by Feuding With Governors and Withholding Health Insurance 4.4.2020 Truthout.com
It’s unconscionable behavior, but it’s all that this empty suit of a president seems to know how to ...
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Trump’s new plan for covering COVID-19 patients has administration officials scrambling once again: report 4.4.2020 Raw Story
According to Politico, President Donald Trump’s decision not to reopen the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance exchanges, and to instead pay hospitals to treat uninsured coronavirus patients, blindsided not just insurance companies, but his own health officials — and left everyone scrambling to implement his orders. “The rollout of the new hospital pay program capped […]
Here’s what Wall Street doesn’t want you to know about its grip on emergency rooms 4.4.2020 Raw Story
Doctor Ling Min is the first emergency room doctor to be fired for going public with his concerns about poor hospital emergency room safety practices and shortages of medical supplies and protective gear for health workers. He won’t be the last. Like many hospitals in the US, PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham Washington, […]
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Here’s why the tormented conservative mind is so drawn to the dangerous allure of miracle drugs 4.4.2020 Raw Story
In one of the oddest developments of the coronavirus crisis, there’s been a run on a pair of antimalarial drugs, hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, which are used primarily in the U.S. to treat arthritis and to prevent organ damage from lupus. The drugs are being sucked out of pharmacies at an alarming rate, thanks to Americans who […]
This is the bizarre and deep-rooted phenomenon driving the right’s coronavirus miracle-cure mania 4.4.2020 Raw Story
In one of the oddest developments of the coronavirus crisis, there’s been a run on a pair of antimalarial drugs, hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, which are used primarily in the U.S. to treat arthritis and to prevent organ damage from lupus. The drugs are being sucked out of pharmacies at an alarming rate, thanks to Americans who […]
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Trump Praises Pence For Dodging Questions About Denying Health Insurance 3.4.2020 Crooks Liars
After refusing to reopen the Obamacare exchanges and help uninsured Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic, Donald Trump ran away from a Fox reporter’s questions about getting Americans help, made Mike Pence respond instead, then praised him as a “great professional” for being “able to speak for five minutes and not even touch” the question. Fox's chief White House correspondent John Roberts did an excellent job trying to hold the Trump administration accountable for its decision not to reopen the Obamacare healthcare.gov exchanges. (Note: some may be able to get insurance ...
Medicare for All support surges to 9-month high in new poll after coronavirus exposes horrors of private insurance 1.4.2020 Raw Story
“How can it be that we spend 18% of our GDP on healthcare but still lack the beds, masks, ventilators, gowns, gloves, and test kits we need to adequately respond to this crisis?” asked Sen. Bernie Sanders. Support for Medicare for All among U.S. voters has reached a nine-month high in a Morning Consult/Politico tracking […]
A genetic test for a microscopic problem came with a jumbo price tag 31.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Molecular diagnostics are at the frontier of medical science. But along with precise information about health, the tests raise billing questions that can create a minefield for patients.
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Colorado doctors turning to telemedicine as coronavirus concerns keep patients away 31.3.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
The new coronavirus has forced medical practices to rethink how they offer routine care.
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Some insurers waive patients' share of costs for COVID-19 treatment 31.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Aetna, Cigna and Humana now say they will waive most treatment costs associated with COVID-19 that would normally be picked up by patients enrolled in their health plans. Will other firms follow suit?
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Insurance Companies Could Hike Premiums by 40 Percent Amid Pandemic 30.3.2020 Truthout.com
Insurance Companies Could Hike Premiums by 40 Percent Amid Pandemic
Tom Perez Put Corporate Lobbyists in Charge of the DNC’s Budget 30.3.2020 Truthout.com
Headed into a historically expensive election, there remains no independent oversight of the DNC chair’s ...
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‘Abolish for-profit health insurance’: Analysis warns companies could hike premiums by 40 percent amid pandemic 30.3.2020 Raw Story
“Corporate-run health insurance isn’t about saving lives. It’s about making as much money as possible. With Medicare for All we can finally put an end to this international disgrace,” said Sen. Bernie Sanders. A new analysis warning that U.S. health insurance companies could hike already exorbitant premiums by 40 percent or more next year amid […]
Why COVID-19 Could Trigger a Major Billing Crisis 29.3.2020 Truthout.com
Third-party companies that bill for out-of-network care stand to profit from the pandemic, at the expense of the ...
Therapists tap telehealth to connect with patients 23.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Many mental health care providers have shut their doors to in-person visits to reduce the spread of coronavirus. Therapists and other providers have been forced to change the way they practice almost overnight.
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NYC Public Hospital Worker Warns “We Should Expect the Worst” From Coronavirus 20.3.2020 Truthout.com
Amid a shortage of N95 masks and lack of rapid testing, caregivers are being ordered to work unless they show ...
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Vice on Virus: Trans People Not Getting ‘Life-Saving’ Operations 20.3.2020 NewsBusters
You knew it was coming. The only question was how frivolous and besides-the-point it would be. Vice has answered with an article on how the Wuhan virus is inconveniencing “transgender and gender non-conforming ...
Jared Kushner Once Controlled a Firm Now Running a Coronavirus Testing Website 18.3.2020 Mother Jones
Jared Kushner, Donald Trump’s son-in-law and a top player in the White House’s coronavirus deliberations, several years ago controlled a family business that owned a health insurance company that is now marketing a website that aims to direct consumers to coronavirus testing locations. This firm, which is called Oscar, has often been described in media […]
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