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New York Assembly Sponsoring Historic Single-Payer Hearings

October 28, 2014 (12 Comments)

The Health Committee of the New York Assembly has announced that it will be hosting a historic series of six public hearings across New York state to receive testimony on the “New York Health,” bill... 

Unable to Meet the Deductible or the Doctor

October 17, 2014 (13 Comments)

By Abby Goodnough and Robert Pear for the New York Times: Patricia Wanderlich got insurance through the Affordable Care Act this year, and with good reason: She suffered a brain hemorrhage in 2011, spending... 

Why Americans Are Drowning in Medical Debt

October 8, 2014 (5 Comments)

By Olga Khazan for The Atlantic: After his recent herniated-disk surgery, Peter Drier was ready for the $56,000 hospital charge, the $4,300 anesthesiologist bill, and the $133,000 fee for orthopedist.... 

Wal-Mart to End Health Insurance for Part-Time Employees

October 7, 2014 (3 Comments)

By Hiroko Tabuchi for the New York Times: Walmart Stores, the world’s largest retailer and the nation’s largest private employer, said on Tuesday that it would terminate health insurance coverage for...