Friday, December 2, 2022

Tag: health insurance

The impediment to productivity growth: Waste that makes some people rich

In principle we want as few people employed in the health insurance industry as possible, we want people to be able to get health care, not to have insurers block their path.

Biden’s health care plans could mean new changes to your health...

Biden’s health care plans could benefit millions of Americans, especially as the nation faces a potential second wave of the coronavirus.

5.4 million have lost their health insurance amid pandemic

“We have got to work together to make sure that anyone in America who is sick—regardless of their income or immigration status—can seek the medical treatment they need during this national emergency.”

In ‘terrifying’ indictment of for-profit system, 12.7 million workers estimated to...

“If we take anything away from this pandemic, it’s that health care should not be tied to employment.”

Health insurance companies could skyrocket premiums

The U.S. health care system is ill-equipped when it comes to a pandemic and citizens will be the ones to suffer.

Medicare for all would save money — and lives

One night a few years ago, my partner woke up delirious with fever, a bright rash, and joint pain so bad he...

To be sick and not rich

Any version of Medicare for All would be likely to cost less, be so much simpler to access, and ultimately save lives.

To create system that puts ‘patients ahead of profits,’ Sanders unveils...

"All Americans are entitled to go to the doctor when they're sick and not go bankrupt after staying in the hospital."

Children’s Health Insurance Program in trouble – funding to end in January

"We are unable to say with certainty whether there is enough funding for every state to continue its CHIP program through March 31, 2018.”

Selling insurance across state lines

Experts cited several reasons that the across-state-lines idea wouldn’t be a cure for high premiums as the president implied.

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Hype about Democrats passing the torch: Don’t get fooled again

While Pelosi quickly endorsed Rep. Hakeem Jeffries to replace her as leader, an overall closer look reveals a problematic record.

Blessings and curses of a losing Trump finale: A boon to Democrats could hurt...

It’s not clear whether benighted, garden-variety Republicanism (or Democratism) is a better stimulant for Progressive politics vs. another vapid, sensationalized, chaotic Trump circus stunt.

As corporations enjoy record-high profits, experts urge Congress to ‘rein them in’

"Instead of raising interest rates and slowing the economy toward a recession, Congress and Biden should be taking aim at corporate price gouging."

Populist climate action requires thinking about freedom from specific oppressors—not just species survival

The climate crisis is a form of oppression by a wealthy few.

San Francisco approves police deployment of potentially lethal, remote-controlled robots

“Robots will only be used as a deadly force option when [the] risk of loss of life to members of the public or officers is imminent and outweighs any other force option available to SFPD.”