Summary: Tuesday’s midterm elections pitted Dem efforts to build social welfare and protect abortion rights and democracy against GOP blaming Biden for inflation and crime, and
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Summary: A US Senate committee issued a report documenting and condemning “widespread” abusive marketing practices for the private health plans known as Medicare Advantage. This follows
Summary: Evidence from around the world and in the US confirms the value of primary care for health care access, quality, and outcomes. Yet through inadequate
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Summary: This week three city councils in the Midwest, West, and Southeast passed resolutions backing nationwide single payer. This brings local endorsements to over 100. Combined
Summary: Massive private equity investment has substantially transformed US health care. A highly respected health news service, KHN, highlights the trend and its downsides. The Private
Summary: Many voters are willing to cast their ballot for the candidate who supports reform to reduce health care costs. Yet the GOP seems to hate
Summary: Two news stories highlight visionary women pursuing community benefit. One, a lawyer and new MacArthur fellow, seeks drug patent law changes that favor access for
Summary: Anne Case & Angus Deaton are leaders in defining the links between rising hopelessness, declining health, and political division. A linchpin is the growing economic
Summary: A national poll of US adults yields terrible scores for our healthcare system: more “poor” and “fail” marks than “excellent” and “good”. The Gallup organization
Summary: Health Affairs did a very credible review of administrative excess in US health care, and a review of “targeted” reforms within the current system. Most
Summary: The New York Times published a well-researched, clearly-presented, and hard-hitting article about the Medicare Advantage diagnostic upcoding money machine. This superb reporting translates for the