February 26, 2015
by Wendell Potter | February 26, 2015 5:07pm
America is the home of the brave, they say, but a lot of us brave folks are terrified of the way the British do health care.
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February 23, 2015
by Wendell Potter | February 23, 2015 1:25pm
When members of Congress caved to demands from the insurance industry and ditched their plan to establish a “public option” health plan, the lawmakers also ditched one of their favorite talking points, that a government-run plan was necessary to “keep insurers honest.”
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February 9, 2015
by Wendell Potter | February 9, 2015 3:04pm
We got a glimpse last week of what would happen to our health care system if Republicans increase their control of Congress and win the White House in 2016.
February 8, 2015
by Tony Hwang | February 8, 2015 11:00am
Deanna was a single, working mother with two daughters in college when her mom was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease.
Over time, Deanna was forced to quit her job and take on more and more of her mother’s care as her father’s own health began to deteriorate and he fell deeper into despair about what was happening to his wife. After her Mom passed away, Deanna’s father was diagnosed with dementia and she began a second, 10-year long labor of love caring for him.
February 4, 2015
by Wendell Potter | February 4, 2015 5:30am
The good news from last week’s Congressional Budget Office report was that Obamacare will cost 20 percent less through 2019 than originally expected. That’s in part because medical inflation has slowed more than the CBO anticipated back in 2010 when the law went into effect.
January 27, 2015
by Wendell Potter | January 27, 2015 5:29am
Several million previously uninsured Americans now have coverage because of Obamacare, but it could be argued that the people who have benefited most from the law — at least financially — are the top executives and shareholders of the country’s health insurance companies.
January 19, 2015
by Wendell Potter | January 19, 2015 10:30pm
Obamacare Bills Reflect A Narrow Agenda
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.
December 31, 2014
by Sal Luciano | December 31, 2014 1:53pm
by Wendell Potter | December 31, 2014 5:30am
Fewer Uninsured And Less Inflation, But Debt, Mental Health Coverage And Dental Care Are On The Agenda For 2015
The end of the year is always a good time to reflect on what went right and what didn’t and to speculate about what might happen in the coming 12 months.
December 19, 2014
by Terry Cowgill | December 19, 2014 5:30am
The apparent collapse of a deal allowing a for-profit company to buy five hospitals in Connecticut could deal a devastating blow to the patients who depend on those facilities — and to the healthcare access of hundreds of thousands across the state.