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Abraham Lincoln on labor

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There is a reason why we celebrate Labor Day rather than Capitalism Day. Although there was no Labor Day in 1861, President Lincoln’s astute and prescient words remind us why it is natural for our nation to celebrate labor.

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Kaiser Family Foundation has summarized in twelve Power Point slides the public opinion on single payer, national health plans, and expanding access to Medicare coverage.

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This sterile report from A.M. Best suggests that there are uncertainties for the health insurance industry in its participation in government programs, but the important message is that their government-related health insurance business is growing.

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This annual NHIS study of the uninsured done by the National Center for Health Statistics gives us the most accurate status of health insurance coverage in the United States.

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The coalition, “Californians against the costly disruption of our health care,” is basically a group of vested interests and their agents, with power and money, that intends to wipe out the single payer movement in California.

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Anthem has an opportunity to demonstrate to the Justice Department that they have not been cheating the taxpayers out of hundreds of millions of dollars by upcoding diagnoses of their Medicare Advantage patients.

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Since enactment and implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) we have heard stories about how tough it has been for the insurance industry.

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In this new Reuters/Ipsos poll of 2,989 American adults, 70 percent support Medicare for all, and even a majority of Republicans – 52 percent – do so as well.

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Kip Sullivan explains ACOs to Seema Verma

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We can thank Seema Verma for showing us that all of the talk about value-based payment – paying for value instead of volume through the establishment of accountable care organizations – was never really about value.

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More boring numbers. But wait. These may be the most important numbers of all when we look at how our health care financing system is working.

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