Health Insurance Companies

Yeah, this is pretty much what I thought, but it's still depressing to actually hear it from Wendell Potter. The insurance companies are just salivating at the thought of getting their hands on all those additional premium dollars - they just Read more...
Wendell Potter states the obvious in his new book, "Deadly Spin" -- namely, that insurance companies really, really want the individual mandate. They just want those pesky consumer protections gone: It is ironic, of course, that the Read more...
They didn't use those words, but that's what they're saying, nevertheless. There are two principles at stake here: First, that discrimination agai Read more...
Health care reform has moved from being a bill to being a law. Part of the law is this: Insurers may no longer exclude children under age 18 for a pre Read more...
Hospitals Of The Future - As Imagined In 1956
(Yes, even in the future - getting sick and paying for it will be painful) (Another in a series of all-day reposts from the archives of Newstalgia Read more...

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Clearly, passing this health-care bill is just the beginning, because it doesn't really contain strong regulatory powers. It was pulled under reconcil Read more...
Co-author Rep. Tom Perreillo (D-VA) to Insurance Companies: "Be afraid, be very afraid..." A positive step in the right direction: By a vote of Read more...
This will be controversial, to say the least. I wonder on what legal grounds this will be asserted - and how long it will be before the insurance co Read more...
Buying An Election - California's Universal Healthcare Initiative - 1994
( . . .speaking of buying elections) Quick - who remembers California's Prop 186 in 1994? No? Anybody? Since history has been relegated in some sec Read more...
Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi and The American Prospect's Robert Kuttner joined Bill Moyers to discuss the health care bill which appears to be on its w Read more...