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 [...]

Obamacare Enrollees Highly Dissatisfied With Health Coverage

By Kate Randall, www.wsws.org -

By Kate Randall for WSWS - A new study, however, shows that those enrolled through Obamacare are more dissatisfied with their coverage than any other group of insured Americans. The poll from the [...]

The Fight Over Obamacare Was A Giant Political Charade

By Sonali Kolhatkar, www.truthdig.com -

By Sonali Kolhatkar for Truthdig. The constant attacks on the ACA, including this last attempt, were less ideological than political, and in the end, the Supreme Court ruling was an affirmation [...]

Subsidies Upheld, But Health Needs Still Unmet

By Dr. Robert Zarr, www.pnhp.org -

By Dr. Robert Zarr for Physicians for a National Health Program. Washington, DC - Today’s decision by the Supreme Court in King v. Burwell to uphold the Affordable Care Act’s premium subsidies in [...]

Obama Plan For Health Insurer Losses A ‘Bailout’

By Noam N. Levey, www.latimes.com -

The Obama administration has quietly adjusted key provisions of its signature healthcare law to potentially make billions of additional taxpayer dollars available to the insurance industry if [...]

“Obamacare” And The Bogus Healthcare Debate

By Andy Piascik, www.indypendent.org -

The biggest secret of politics in the United States is that a majority of the population is to the left of both major parties. This can be amply demonstrated by comparing public opinion on a host [...]

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