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Insurers Using Familiar Playbook to Protect Profits in California

Wendell Potter | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

For the next two months, Californians will to be subjected to a barrage of TV, radio and online ads, which, ironically, they unknowingly will be paying for with their health insurance premiums.

Insurance Executives' Get-Rich-Quick Scheme -- Using Your Premiums

Wendell Potter | Posted 08.13.2011 | Business
Wendell Potter

You might be surprised to learn that more and more of the dollars you pay for coverage are being sucked into a kind of black hole. It doesn't really disappear, of course.

Thank You, UnitedHealth Group. Your Jaw-Dropping Profit Announcement May Be Just What the Doctor Ordered.

Wendell Potter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wendell Potter

It could turn out that UnitedHealth will help consumers the same way the nation's second largest insurer, WellPoint, did several months ago when it announced that it was hiking Californians' premiums as much as 37%.

Winning and Losing Companies Under the New Health Care Bill

Damien Hoffman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Damien Hoffman

In the simplest of words, the health care reform bill has become a Cash for Clunkers program for HMOs. Let's take a look at some of the bigger winners and losers.

United Health Care Protest: 14 Charged in NYC protest at health insurer office

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — New York City police say 14 demonstrators were arrested on criminal trespass charges during a sit-in inside a midtown Manhattan build...

Medical Biller Sees Increase In Denied Claims

HuffPost's Eyes & Ears | Zach Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Everyone--including those working in health care profession--is ready for change, Valerie says, but no one sees the light at the end of the tunnel.

Sick of It

Deepak Bhargava | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deepak Bhargava

UnitedHealth Group and other private insurance companies have perfected the art of how to make the most money and take care of the least amount of people, and America is sick and tired of it.

Progressives Rally Against Third Way

Adam Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adam Green

Yesterday, Third Way -- which claims to be the "moderate wing of the progressive movement" -- proved why they should rebrand themselves "the Think Tank arm of the insurance industry lobby."

MY Healthcare Problem

Abby L. Ferber | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Abby L. Ferber

Health insurance companies are not in the business of making healthcare easier for us; they are in business.