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Battle of the Health Data Ecosystems

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Posted 05.02.2016 | Home
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

With the announcement that Finland-based Nokia acquired France-HQ'd Withings in late April 2016, the tipping point for a new era of health data ecosys...

Bad Obamacare News Is Real. That Doesn't Mean Obamacare Is Dying.

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 11.20.2015 | Home

The Affordable Care Act has gotten some bad news lately. It's not a sign of impending disaster, as the law's critics say, but it may be a sign of some...

Michigan Gov Signs Abortion Clinic Limits

Detroit News | KAREN BOUFFARD AND CHRISTINE MACDONALD | Posted 12.28.2012 | Home

Gov. Rick Snyder has signed a bill requiring that abortion clinics be licensed but will veto another that would have required Blue Cross Blue Shield o...

Obama Promises Summer Jobs In Aim To Lure Young Voters

Reuters | Posted 07.02.2012 | Home

By Lily Kuo WASHINGTON, May 2 (Reuters) - The White House pledged on Wednesday to help lower-income youth find summer jobs in a move ...

What You May Not Know About Health Insurance and the Affordable Care Act: Now and Later

Lisa Solod | Posted 02.04.2012 | Home
Lisa Solod

When in the early nineties I lived in Oxford , England, as the new mother of a six-month old, nurses regularly came to our flat for well baby check-up...

The Opening Round in the Battle to Implement Health Care Reform

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Don McNay

A recent battle in my home state of Kentucky gives a good preview of how the national battle to implement health care reform is going to go -- kicking and screaming.

Child-Only Insurance Policies Dropped By Big Medical Insurers

LA Times | Duke Helfand | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Major health insurance companies in California and other states have decided to stop selling policies for children rather than comply with a new feder...

Anthem Blue Cross Rate Hikes Move Forward, May Increase 20%

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

California insurance regulators cleared the way Wednesday for Anthem Blue Cross to implement scaled-back rate hikes......

Leslie Margolin, Former Blue Cross President, Speaks Out Against Insurance Giant's Plan To Spike Rates

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Leslie Margolin, who recently resigned as president of Anthem Blue Cross in California, is speaking out against a plan put forth by the health insuran...

Judge Denies Denies Health Insurers' Injunction: Massachusetts' Block On Rate Hikes Stands

The Boston Globe | Robert Weisman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Suffolk Superior Court Judge Stephen E. Neel today denied a request by six health insurers to allow them to implement double-digit premium rate increa...

Shareholders Move to Curb Extravagant Pay for WellPoint CEO

Ethan Rome | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ethan Rome

Even by the standards of people who believe that it's okay to do just about anything to make money, WellPoint consistently goes too far. Their turbo-charged greed is out of control, and their lack of any moral compass is shocking.

Napalm, Big Health Insurance, and Divestment

Rob Stone M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rob Stone M.D.

We need to move beyond shareholder resolutions and begin building a divestment campaign against health insurers like the one aimed at American corporations doing business with South Africa's apartheid government.

Ephram Nehme Sues Anthem Blue Cross For Automatically Denying 'Medically Necessary Liver Transplant'

The Huffington Post | Adam J. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Ephram Nehme wanted to visit a doctor. Turns out he also needed to hire a lawyer. His trial begins today in a Los Angeles courtroom, where Nehme is a...

What Do You Mean My Doctor Is Dead?

Alex Berliner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Alex Berliner

Despite its faults, the federal government at least knows when you're dead. That's more than can be said for Blue Cross in Los Angeles, who assigns deceased doctors to customers as 'in network practitioners.'

Greed Gone Wild: Our Health Insurance Industry Is Sick and Wrong

Tim Saltonstall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Tim Saltonstall

Many from Colorado would rather pay into a system that is non-profit and run by the government than give these greedy executives one more dime.

The "Insurance Companies Support Health Care Reform" Gambit

David Dayen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Dayen

Private industry has begged off completely from limiting health care costs through any means other than denying coverage to their customers and rationing.

Swine Flu and Britain's "Socialized" Approach

Richard Walden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Richard Walden

Wanna have a good cry? Take a look at Britain's National Health Service website.

Dear President Obama: A Modest Medicare Proposal

Thom Hartmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Thom Hartmann

Most of us will do damn near anything to get out from under the thumbs of the multi-millionaire CEOs who are running our current insurance programs. Sign me up!

Dealbreaker: Five Reasons Co-Ops Will Fail

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Co-ops are not a bad idea -- if they are offered alongside a public option. As a replacement for them, however, they're a dealbreaker.

We Regulate Money, Drugs, Commerce, but not Health. Why?

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Brian Ross

Why can't we use the power of the government to really regulate the insurance companies?