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Nathan Timmel | Posted 01.27.2017 | Business
Nathan Timmel

Naturally, my bill was an outrageous amount in the hundreds of dollars. Hundreds of dollars for under ten minutes of total examination/procedure time. Again, insurance covered the majority of the charge, but when will enough be enough?

Here's What Happens When Wall Street Runs Hospitals

Wendell Potter | Posted 06.15.2016 | Politics
Wendell Potter

If you think costs would come down if hospitals were all owned and operated by big for-profit corporations like Hospital Corporation of America, you might want to take a look at a study published last week by the journal Health Affairs.

Help Stop Ebola -- Tell Congress and the White House to Order Hospitals to Put Safety Standards First

Rose Ann DeMoro | Posted 12.20.2014 | Politics
Rose Ann DeMoro

What happened at Texas Health Presbyterian is a story that could be told in every hospital in this country. As nurses are now telling us, "we all work at Texas Presbyterian."

Insurance Runs Out For 12-Year-Old Boy Without Arm

Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Danielle Ivory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Benjamin French was born with his right arm missing below the elbow. In his 12 years, he has been fitted with seven prostheses. His most recent replac...

Health Care: What Can We Do While We Wait for Meaningful Reform?

Terry Kaye | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Terry Kaye

Health insurance didn't kill my mother; cancer did. But a delay in treatment, caused by her health insurance company, directly led to the complication that ended her life.