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Women and the Future of Medicare

August 30, 2012 (1 Comment)

By Zerlina Maxwell for EBONY – While the debate over the future of Medicare rages on, one critical aspect is being overlooked: the direct connection between the GOP’s ‘war on women’... 

Employers Try New Ways to Cut Health Costs

August 28, 2012 (1 Comment)

By Christine Dugas for USA Today – As health care costs continue to increase, employers are looking for ways to cut costs, such as reducing spouse and dependent coverage in 2013, says a study out... 

Action Alert: Tell 12 Governors Not to Block Medicaid

August 28, 2012 (4 Comments)

Matthew Solis, 22, is a single father in San Juan, Texas with joint custody of his 4-year-old daughter. He works 25 hours a week for minimum wage while attending college full-time. He can’t afford private... 

A Glitch in Health Care Reform

August 27, 2012 (3 Comments)

From the New York Times – Confusing language in the health care reform law has raised the possibility that millions of Americans living on modest incomes may be unable to afford their employers’... 

Not-For-Profit Hospitals Make Billions and Provide Little Charity Care

August 27, 2012 (3 Comments)

Not-for-profit hospitals are almost entirely tax exempt, in part because of the expectation they will provide free or low-cost “charity care” to those in need. By Kari Lydersen for In These Times... 

Aetna Builds Empire: One Denial at A Time

August 23, 2012 (12 Comments)

By Donna Smith – It’s a business. It’s big business, and it’s all about the money. When plans for Aetna to purchase Coventry Health for $5.7 billion surfaced this week, all I could think... 

For patients or for profits?

August 22, 2012 (3 Comments)

By Helen Redmond for SocialistWorker.org – IN THE last 20 years, as the health care crisis has accelerated and the number of uninsured has soared to over 50 million, publicly funded, not-for-profit... 

On Medicare Vouchers and Cuts

August 22, 2012 (2 Comments)

Medicare is the main issue for both major political parties. Republicans Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney’s platform is to privatize Medicare and gut Medicaid, but Republicans are not alone in their attacks... 

Investors in Health Care Seem to Bet on Incumbent

August 21, 2012 (1 Comment)

From the New York Times – Who is going to win the presidential election? You might want to ask Mark T. Bertolini. He just bet $5.7 billion on President Obama. Mr. Bertolini is the chief executive... 

US Healthcare Most Expensive, Still Not the Best

August 20, 2012 (1 Comment)

By Drs. Karl Engelman and James B. Field for islandpacket.com – Despite spending 17.8 percent of our gross domestic product, 50 percent to 90 percent more than Western European nations, the U.S.... 

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