Tag: health care

2:00PM Water Cooler Special: Warren’s #MedicareForAll Transition Plan Is Set Up to Fail

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Readers will remember[1] that when Warren released her “pay for” plan, I wrote: There are two big problems with Warren’s “plan” (A) the “head tax,” and (B) dependencies. (B) Dependencies. Warren, to “pay for” #MedicareForAll, is going to have to ramp up IRS enforcement (remember how popular the mandate was?), […]

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Elizabeth Warren Retreats From Medicare for All

“Why would anyone go through all the trouble of running for president just to get up on stage and talk about what’s not possible?” This is the question Elizabeth Warren posed to thumb-faced millionaire John Delaney at a Democratic debate in July, as paraphrased by her campaign in a tweet, in response to Delaney’s characterization […]

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Nike designs new shoe for ‘everyday heroes’ working in healthcare industry

× Nike designs new shoe for ‘everyday heroes’ working in healthcare industry PORTLAND, Ore. (WJW) — Shoe giant Nike has created a new shoe for our everyday heroes. According to Nike, the Air Zoom Pulse was designed with nurses, doctors, home health providers and others medical professionals in mind. Nike conducted on-the-ground product testing and used medical workers’ […]

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Millennials’ Health Deteriorating, Projected Mortality Rates Higher Than GenX; “Deaths of Despair” a Major Culprit

You thought deaths of despair were an affliction of deplorables. Silly you. In case you weren’t paying attention, young people are under a lot of stress too and many don’t have reason to think their state will get much better. Short job tenures and the rise of McJobs mean not just uncertain incomes, which are […]

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Prosecutors want to keep Chesapeake doctor accused of performing ‘unnecessary surgeries’ in jail

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – A Chesapeake doctor is accused of performing unnecessary surgeries on patients.  A judge is expected to decide Thursday morning if Javaid Perwaiz will get bond. He is accused of performing unnecessary hysterectomies, removal of ovaries and Fallopian tubes, according to court documents. Javaid Perwaiz The 69-year-old was arrested for health care […]

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Survey: 13% of Americans say they know someone who died after they couldn’t afford health care

More than 13% of Americans — about 34 million people — say a friend or family member recently passed away in the last five years after being unable to afford treatment for a condition, according to a new poll from Gallup and West Health. The survey, conducted in September among nearly 1,100 people in 50 states, doesn’t […]

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HHS Investigates Google-Ascension Secret Medical Records Project for Millions of Patients; Concrete Evidence of HIPAA Violations

Google and Ascension look to be in boatloads of hot water over their secret patient medical data sharing project that involves “ten of millions” of patients. A day after the Wall Street Journal published its expose, which we discussed yesterday, the normally complacent Department of Health and Human Services roused itself to open an investigation. […]

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Google Collecting Medical Data on Millions Without Informing Patients or Doctors

The Wall Street Journal has broken an important story on Google’s foray into the medical arena. Without notifying patients or doctors, much the less obtaining their consent, the search giant has obtained the medical records of “tens of millions of people” in 21 states, all patients of Ascension, a St. Louis-based chain of 2600 hospitals. […]

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The Many Ways Sanders and Warren Are Different & Why It Matters

By Thomas Neuberger. Originally published at DownWithTyranny Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren (Mary Schwalm / Reuters) One of the more likely outcomes of this season’s primary race is that either Warren or Sanders will be the nominee. Not because either will get a majority of first-ballot votes at the convention, though that’s possible, but because […]

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The Managers’ Coup d’Etat in Health Care Appears Complete – a Study of Top Health Care “Influencers”

Yves here. One of the things I can’t prove but know to be true is the great expansion in the number of MBA programs seen as having significant credentialing value has been to the great detriment of the US. When I was a kid, MBAs for the most part sought jobs in Wall Street, consulting, […]

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Another Health Industry Initiative to House the Homeless

It is mind-boggling how backwards American policies are. As we chronicled, some hospitals and insurer are waking up to the fact that giving housing to the chronically ill homeless is cheaper than having them make heavy use of emergency rooms, who if they take Federal funds, are require to accept all comers. Mind you, this […]

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Medical students take to the streets to give free care to Detroit’s homeless

× Medical students take to the streets to give free care to Detroit’s homeless DETROIT – Armed with care packages, clothes, and clinical supplies, medical students in Detroit are learning outside the classroom. They are bringing their knowledge to the streets, providing free health care to the city’s homeless. Each week, students under the supervision of […]

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Ady Barkan Is Running Out of Time to Speak

It’s a typically perfect day in Santa Barbara, endless blue sky above the mountains and warm sun on the skin. Ady Barkan’s house, set off one of those quaint California streets where the power lines weave themselves around the palm trees, looks like a perfect place for a young family to live. It radiates happiness, […]

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Public Pension Funds Criticized for Profiting From Private Equity’s “Surprise Billing” Abuse

We’ve described how private equity is behind the stunningly widespread abuse known as “surprise billing” or “balance billing”. This occurs when Americans with health insurance get hit with “out of network” charges for ambulances, emergency room services, or even with scheduled surgeries when they did what they could to make sure that only medical professionals […]

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Elizabeth Warren Releases #MedicareForAll “Pay For” Plan, with “No New Taxes” on the “Middle Class”

By Lambert Strether of CorrenteThis morning, Elizabeth Warren, after pressure from the press and some candidates in the last Presidential debate, released her “plan” to pay for #MedicareForAll. KHN’s Morning Briefing (“Warren’s $52T Plan To Pay For ‘Medicare For All’ Leans Heavily On Employer Taxes, Avoids Increase For Middle Class“) covers the explosion of coverage, […]

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California Nursing Home Residents Told To Find New Homes

Yves here. Yet another case study in neoliberal cruelty. At least in California, nursing home regulations appear to prevent dumping these older people onto the street. But you can imagine their care being degraded so as to force any relatives still left in the picture to haul them out. By Jocelyn Wiener: @jocelynwiener. Published byCalifornia […]

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Trump, Blackface, and Guns

For most Americans, the 2019 political calendar has been overshadowed by next year’s presidential battle royale, which will feature an embattled incumbent, possible impeachment proceedings in Congress, and a Democratic primary race dominated by sweeping proposals like Medicare for All and the Green New Deal. In Virginia, however, another political battle has been raging, as […]

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Twistle raises $16 to automate patient engagement

Twistle, a Seattle-based developer of a health care communication platform with automated workflows, today announced that it’s raised $16 million in series A funding led by Health Enterprise Partners (HEP) and MemorialCare Health System’s MemorialCare Innovation Fund (MCIF). The fresh funds bring the company’s total raised to $19.8 million, which CEO Kulmeet Singh said will […]

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The Toxic Nationalism of the Pharmaceutical Industry

A few years after 9/11, while the United States was at war with Iraq and fears about national security were at a fever pitch, the drug industry embarked on a short-lived literary venture. At the behest of a consultant, executives at the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) commissioned ghostwriters to pen a pulp […]

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The Common Flaw in Democrats’ Health Care Plans

When Hurricane Sandy slammed into New York City in 2012, water poured into Bellevue Hospital’s basement, where the fuel pumps were stored. The elevators stopped working. At a time when its services were sorely needed, the oldest hospital in the United States was forced to close its doors, unequipped for storms of the climate change […]

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The Missing Piece in Democrats’ Health Care Plans

When Hurricane Sandy slammed into New York City in 2012, water poured into Bellevue Hospital’s basement, where the fuel pumps were stored. The elevators stopped working. At a time when its services were sorely needed, the oldest hospital in the United States was forced to close its doors, unequipped for storms of the climate change […]

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