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Selling Out for Big Business: Business as Usual on Capitol Hill

Wendell Potter | Posted 01.19.2015 | Politics
Wendell Potter

In coming weeks, we can expect the Republican-controlled Congress to push two Obamacare bills that would hike profits for some businesses. What we can't expect, from either Republicans or Democrats, unfortunately, is any effort to help families, even those with insurance, to stay out of bankruptcy court because of mounting medical bills.

New Fed Study Says Health Reform Can Reduce Financial Stress, Bankruptcies

Wendell Potter | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

A new study in Massachusetts is providing evidence that the reform law passed in that state in 2006, and which served as the model for the Affordable Care Act, is indeed making a significant dent in bankruptcy filings.

4 Simple Things To Do Every Year To Save Money

Adam Levin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Adam Levin

It requires little more than a few hours each quarter for you to begin to get your finances on track and your head in the game. Once you get the hang of it, you can start to add in other pieces, like planning for your children's education as well as your retirement.

Health Independence Day

Linda Bergthold | Posted 09.02.2011 | Healthy Living
Linda Bergthold

July 4th is a day to celebrate our many freedoms. One of our most important freedoms is freedom from fear, including fear of financial ruin because of medical bills.

Going Bankrupt Over Illness

D. Brad Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
D. Brad Wright

So, if anyone says that people don't really need insurance -- or claims that they can just go to the emergency room for care -- they need to think again. Falling ill, which can happen to any of us at any time, has the potential to destroy our lives.

Don't Worry, Get Angry: Hillary's Health Care Travesty

Linda Keenan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Keenan

Seventy-eight percent of the people who had to file for medical-related bankruptcy actually had health insurance. Hillary St. Pierre, a spunky 27-year-old mother, is a case in point.

Friday Talking Points [87] -- A Tale Of Two Houses

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Simply for acting like a leader this week, Speaker Pelosi wins the Most Impressive Democrat Of The Week award hands-down.