New Poll Finds Voters Strongly Oppose Employer Insurance

By Matt Bruenig, Peoples Policy Project. -

Many centrist pundits have convinced themselves that Medicare for All (M4A) is unpopular because, when you include certain details about M4A in polling questions, support levels drop [...]

How Employees And Employers Get Bled By Health Insurance

By Yves Smith, Naked Capitalism. -

“The single biggest issue in health care for most Americans is that their health costs are growing much faster than their wages are,” KFF CEO Drew Altman said. “Costs are prohibitive when workers [...]

Wolf Richter: How Employees & Employers Get Bled By Health Insurance

By Yves Smith, Nakedcapitalism.com -

Yves here. We’re heavy on health matters tonight because the Trump/Ukraine scandal is eating the news. These stats on health insurance costs are damning. And remember these are averages, so think [...]

Medicare For All Means Real Choice

By Bonnie Castillo, Commondreams. -

A new survey out this week is an important step forward to demolishing one of the principle talking points against Medicare for All. No doubt, you've heard this one: "People love their [...]

Are You Sure You Actually ‘Like’ Your Private Health Insurance?

By Dr. Sanjeev K. Sriram, Independent Media Institute -

In 2018, as millions of Americans borrowed $88 billion to pay for health care, 62 CEOs of health care companies made a combined total of $1.1 billion in compensation. When I talk to friends, [...]

Former Aetna Medical Director Admits To Never Reviewing Medical Records Before Denying Care

By Robert Glatter, Forbes.com -

In an eye-opening exclusive reported by CNN, it was revealed that former Aetna Medical Director, Dr. Jay Ken Iinuma, admitted under oath that “he never looked at patients’ records when deciding [...]

Two-Thirds Of Bankruptcy Still Caused By Medical Illness And Medical Bills

By Staff, Pnhp.org -

Medical problems contributed to 66.5% of all bankruptcies, a figure that is virtually unchanged since before the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to a study published yesterday [...]

Nancy Pelosi Tells Health Insurance Executives Not To Worry About Medicare For All

By Ryan Grim, Theintercept.com -

LESS THAN A month after Democrats — many of them running on “Medicare for All” — won back control of the House of Representatives in November, the top health policy aide to then-prospective House [...]

Health Insurers Are Vacuuming Up Details About You — And It Could Raise Your Rates

By Marshall Allen, Propublica.org -

To an outsider, the fancy booths at last month’s health insurance industry gathering in San Diego aren’t very compelling. A handful of companies pitching “lifestyle” data and salespeople touting [...]

Whistleblowers Sue City’s Top Health Insurance Providers

By Brigid Bergin, Wnyc.org -

Three whistleblowers representing New York City employees and retirees are suing the city’s top health insurance providers for defrauding taxpayers of more than a billion dollars. The lawsuit [...]

Health Insurance And Pharma Block Hopes For Single-Payer Health Care

By Josh Finkelstein, Opensecrets.org -

Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont hosted a town hall recently to discuss the Medicare for All Act, during which he emphasized a conflict of interest around involving the private sector in [...]

Fragmented Health System Paves Way For CVS-Aetna Merger

By Aaron Mate, www.therealnews.com -

By Aaron Mate for The Real News. It's The Real News. I'm Aaron Maté. In what is being called the biggest merger in the history of the health insurance industry, CVS is reportedly making a $66 [...]

Republicans Protect Insurance Industry, Call It ‘Stablizing Obamacare’

By Peter Sullivan, www.thehill.com -

By Peter Sullivan for The Hill - The Trump administration on Wednesday proposed a regulation aimed at “stabilizing” the ObamaCare marketplace by making changes favorable to insurers to help [...]

Communities Plagued By Uninsurance Also Suffer From Breakdowns In Trust

By Tara McKay, www.theconversation.com -

By Tara McKay for The Conversation - Dismantling the Affordable Care Act (ACA) without a replacement plan is projected to increase the nation’s uninsured population by 18 million in the first [...]

Obama Must Confront Monopoly Practices In Health Insurance

By Lawrence J. Hanley, www.huffingtonpost.com -

By Lawrence J. Hanley in The Huffington Post - The flurry of recent merger announcements from the handful of remaining national health insurance providers is cause for alarm for all [...]

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