Economic Impacts Of Civil Unrest

By Jim Sams, Claims Journal. -

The civil disturbance that started in Minneapolis after the killing by police of George Floyd spread to 20 other states — an unprecedented property insurance catastrophe that will likely impact [...]

Insurance Companies Are Spending Millions On Attack Ads Against Medicare For All

By Alan Macleod, -

The privatized, for-profit healthcare industry is close to panicking over the prospect of a nationalized system along the lines of other advanced countries. Healthcare corporations are spending [...]

Union Opponents Of Medicare For All Don’t Speak For Labor’s Most Vulnerable Members

By Alexandra Early, -

As popular support grows for replacing private insurance plans with Medicare for All, critics of the single-payer approach have been playing up the fact that some top union officials, and their [...]

Why Thousands Are Getting Hit With Unexpected Medical Bills

By Simon F. Haeder, -

Hardly a week goes by without another story in the media covering a family somewhere in America dealing with an outrageous medical bill. Yet, in more and more cases, these families don’t [...]

“Affordable” Health Insurance Vs Health Care

By Tom Crofton, -

There is no such thing as affordable health insurance, because on a purely moral basis, no one should have to pay for administration costs to deny coverage,  and to generate a profit for such a [...]

The Cost of Employer Insurance Is A Growing Burden For Middle-Income Families

By Sara R. Collins and David C. Radley, -

Recent national surveys show health care costs are a top concern in U.S. households.1 While the Affordable Care Act’s marketplaces receive a lot of media and political attention, the truth is [...]

Minority Neighborhoods Pay Higher Car Insurance Premiums Than White Areas With Same Risk

By Julia Angwin, Jeff Larson, Lauren Kirchner and Surya Mattu, -

By Julia Angwin, Jeff Larson, Lauren Kirchner and Surya Mattu for ProPublica - For decades, auto insurers have been observed to charge higher average premiums to drivers living in predominantly [...]

For Profit Insurers Fueling Opioid Epidemic

By Katie Thomas and Charles Ornstein, -

By Katie Thomas for The New York Times and Charles Ornstein for ProPublica - At a time when the United States is in the grip of an opioid epidemic, many insurers are limiting access to pain [...]

Insurance Industry Pays Senators To Not Support Improved Medicare For All

By Andrew Perez, -

By Andrew Perez for MapLight - Democratic senators who haven’t signed on to Sen. Bernie Sanders’ “Medicare for All” proposal have received twice as much cash from the insurance industry as the [...]

Senate Debates Billions For Insurers While Public Demands Medicare For All

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, -

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese for Health Over Profit for Everyone - Senators are back from their long summer recess, and they started off with health care back at the top of the agenda. The [...]

Insurance Issue Pushing More Expensive Drugs, Not Generics

By Charles Ornstein and Katie Thomas, -

By Charles Ornstein for ProPublica and Katie Thomas for The New York Times - It’s standard advice for consumers: If you are prescribed a medicine, always ask if there is a cheaper generic. Nathan [...]

Will A Mega-Billionaire Rescue America From GOP’s Insurance Mayhem?

By Staff, -

By Staff of Nader Page - Before recommending a practical way to reverse the devastating impact of Congressional Republicans’ attempts to strip tens of millions of Americans of health insurance [...]

Massive Insurance Giants Call For End To Fossil Fuel Subsidies

By Karl Mathiesen, -

By Karl Mathiesen for Climate Home News - The G20 has already committed to phase out “inefficient fossil fuel subsidies that encourage wasteful consumption” over the “medium term”. In May, the G7 [...]

Fossil Fuel Investments Growing Riskier for Insurers

By Zahra Hirji, -

By Zahra Hirji for Inside Climate News - The 40 largest insurance companies in the United States have $237 billion invested in electric and gas utilities, $221 billion tied to oil and gas [...]

Obamacare? Wall St. Suddenly Scrambles To Buy Doctors

By Wolf Ritcher, -

By Wolf Ritcher in Wolf Street - For PE firms, the fracking boom was nirvana. An eternal-growth industry. A big part of the money they poured into the scrappy oil & gas companies is now going up [...]

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