Tag Archives: health

Obama Alums Tell Health Insurance Lobby “Medicare For All” Won’t Happen – MAPLight.org

This story was produced in conjunction with Tarbell.org, a Philadelphia-based investigative news site. A decade after the nation’s biggest health insurance lobby spent more than $ 100 million on a campaign to defeat President Barack Obama’s signature health care reform law, Obama’s former top strategist told the organization’s executives that “Medicare for All” likely won’t… Read More »

Ebola outbreak in Congo still not a public health emergency of international concern

WHO defines a public health emergency of international concern as “an extraordinary event” that constitutes a “public health risk to other States through the international spread of disease” and “to potentially require a coordinated international response.” In announcing the decision by the committee, Dr. Preben Aavitsland, the acting chair of the emergency committee, said “possible… Read More »

The Business of Health Care Depends on Exploiting Doctors and Nurses – The New York Times

You are at your daughter’s recital and you get a call that your elderly patient’s son needs to talk to you urgently. A colleague has a family emergency and the hospital needs you to work a double shift. Your patient’s M.R.I. isn’t covered and the only option is for you to call the insurance company… Read More »