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The U.S. Has the Best Health Care System in the World—for Drug Companies

Two new articles dive into the ways in which the pharmaceutical industry has gamed the market forces behind U.S. drug prices, and how sweetheart deals between doctors and financing firms are gouging the economically vulnerable.

Posted on Oct 14, 2013 READ MORE



Congressman Attempts Patriot Act Repeal, GOP’s Cuccinelli Supports Oral Sex Ban, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including what will happen in one state when Obamacare is fully implemented next year and a video debunks McDonald’s fuzzy budget math for its employees.

Posted on Jul 17, 2013 READ MORE



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Walmart Wants Taxpayers to Pick Up Health Care Costs

A policy set to be enacted by the nation’s largest private employer would deny health insurance to new employees who work fewer than 30 hours a week, effectively shifting costs from the company to you.

Posted on Dec 2, 2012 READ MORE



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Restaurant Owner Plans to Charge Customers for Obamacare

John Metz is hitting his customers with a 5 percent surcharge to offset the cost of paying for the health care program.

Posted on Nov 15, 2012 READ MORE



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Why Obama Deserves a Second Term

My family survived the Great Recession because of the policies of the Obama administration. I suspect we were not alone in benefiting from one or another of the various relief programs.

Posted on Oct 15, 2012 READ MORE



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Krugman: ‘Ugly Reality’ of the Romney-Ryan Health Care Plan

In his latest Op-Ed, the New York Times columnist rips the Republican presidential ticket for a health care plan that would deny potentially millions of Americans coverage in order to save money—all while proposing a trillion-dollar tax cut that would help the wealthiest Americans.

Posted on Oct 15, 2012 READ MORE


Romney on ‘60 Minutes’: Uninsured Can Go to ER

On CBS’ “60 Minutes” on Sunday night, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney revealed his new plan for the millions of Americans who don’t have any health care coverage. It differs dramatically from the one he supported when he was governor of Massachusetts.

Posted on Sep 24, 2012 READ MORE



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Obama’s Health Care Bill Is Enough to Make You Sick

A close reading of the new health care legislation, which will conveniently take effect in 2014 after the next presidential election, is deeply depressing.

Posted on Jul 11, 2010 READ MORE


In Need of a Watchdog on Health Spending

There was a nice, albeit fleeting, moment in the spring when hospitals, doctors, drug companies and insurers came together at the White House, pledging to do their part to get health care costs under control.

Posted on Dec 16, 2009 READ MORE


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Obesity Costs Fatten Health Care Spending

New research indicates that nearly 10 percent of all U.S. medical spending goes toward treating obesity and diseases more common in the overweight, such as diabetes and heart disease. Many health economists believe it is one of the leading causes of rising health care spending. About one-third of adult Americans are obese.

Posted on Jul 27, 2009 READ MORE


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