Tag: HealthCare

5 startup trends that shaped the Midwest in 2018

2018 is quickly drawing to its close, but the Midwest’s venture capital activity is still buzzing. Just this week, celebrity shoutout marketplace startup Cameo announced that it closed a $12.5 million round of funding led by Lightspeed Venture Partners. Cameo’s round is one of several marketplace startups to gain strength […]

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Pinkerton — Midterm Voters Send a Message on Health Care: Put Americans First

According to the exit polls, the biggest issue in the 2018 elections was health care. A full 40 percent of Americans identified health care as their prime concern; by contrast, the second-ranking issue, immigration, lagged 17 points behind.  Indeed, a nationwide map of political advertising this year showed that health care was the hottest topic. […]

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Exclusive — House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy: ‘No Longer Just Republicans Versus Democrats; It’s America Versus Socialism’

As the Democrats drift further leftward into openly embracing socialism, House Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) warns the political battle ahead of the midterm elections just two weeks from now is no longer a traditional partisan battle. Instead it is one where the country must confront and reject extreme ideas from the left. “The […]

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Watch–Angry Customers Confront McConnell at Restaurant: ‘Why Don’t You Get Out of Here?’

On Friday night, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was berated for his politics by several disgruntled diners as he tried to enjoy his meal. The Senator from Kentucky was dining with his wife Elaine Chao, who serves as the current United States Secretary of Transportation, at Havana Rumba in Louisville. McConnell was confronted by four […]

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Gillum: Medicare for All Won’t Work in Florida Alone, We’d Need ‘Confederation of States’

On Wednesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Cuomo Primetime,” Tallahassee Mayor and Florida Democratic Gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum said that for Florida to do a Medicare for all system, “we would have to do it as a confederation of states. We could not do it by ourselves solely here in the state of Florida.” Gillum stated, “Well, the budget […]

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There’s an EpiPen shortage. Parents of kids with serious allergies prepare for back-to-school without the life saving medication.

The EpiPen is a widely used medical device that delivers emergency medication to prevent someone with a severe allergic reaction from going into anaphylactic shock. There’s a shortage of EpiPens across the United States. Parents of kids with serious allergies are worried about sending their kids back to school without one. They’re also angry at […]

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Cartoon: Trump’s new Space Force: Pigs in Space!

FOR THE KIDS IN YOUR LIFE, AND THEIR SUMMER READING:  Get Ruben Bolling’s hit book series for kids, The EMU Club Adventures. “The funniest book about unbelievable kid mystery exploring I’ve ever read. The only real mystery is why you aren’t reading this book RIGHT NOW!”  -Elliott Kalan, former Head Writer of The Daily Show […]

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Greedy insurance companies deny cancer treatment in the face of expert medical advice

Weissman is not a unique case. Earlier this year, ABC News did a report on Debbie Robison, a 45-year-old Illinois woman who “had an advanced stage ovarian cancer” diagnosis. Her diagnosis gave her a 50 percent chance at survival. The best course of action, one that Robison’s doctors and she agreed upon, would consist of a very controversial and expensive stem […]

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Cartoon: The trouble with crowdfunding healthcare

Tuesday August 07, 2018 · 4:50 AM PDT 2018/08/07 · 04:50 I’ve been meaning to do a cartoon about crowdfunding healthcare for a while, especially after reading this excellent Mother Jones article on how it turns healthcare into a popularity contest. People with large social networks and compelling stories tend to get funded; those with […]

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Health care in Puerto Rico remains in crisis as millions are cut from its Medicaid program

Almost a million Puerto Rican residents may lose healthcare coverage as the island’s government struggles to restructure its debt by cutting Medicaid. Puerto Rico’s healthcare system is in complete disarray. What was already a long-standing issue for many years, has been exacerbated by the effects of Hurricane Maria. A number of the island’s residents suffer from […]

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Study: Obamacare premiums would be lower next year without Trump’s sabotage

If Russian asset Donald Trump and congressional Republicans had not sabotaged the Affordable Care Act, premiums in the Obamacare markets would probably be going down next year. That’s the finding from Brookings’ Matt Fiedler in a new analysis. Because of sharp premium hikes last year in preparation for Trump’s doing his worst, insurance companies are […]

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Square now lets developers use its Reader to build custom checkout experiences

Square, the company you know from your favorite coffee shop’s checkout counter, is opening up its Reader hardware to developers. Using the new Square Reader SDK, developer swill be able to build their own custom checkout and point of sale experiences, no matter wether that’s a self-ordering kiosk, a mobile app for waiters or any […]

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Cities sue over Trump’s unconstitutional Obamacare sabotage

Trump is making the opioid epidemic fight harder. The cities of Chicago, Columbus, Cincinnati, and Baltimore have filed suit in a Maryland federal court, arguing that Russian asset Donald Trump has “waged a relentless effort to use executive action alone to undermine and, ultimately, eliminate the law.” The suit says his actions are in violation […]

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Trump’s Obamacare sabotage will cost some families thousands more in health care costs next year

The Kaiser Family Foundation is out with a new analysis of rising health insurance premium rates in the individual insurance market, specifically for people who aren’t getting their coverage through the Affordable Care Act. Those premium hikes are pushing middle-class people who don’t qualify for ACA subsidies out of the markets, and they’re probably becoming […]

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Trump brings back crappy insurance, catastrophic health bills, and medical bankruptcy

Making America sick and broke again. Russian asset Donald Trump has finally deployed one more Affordable Care Act sabotage, one that everyone in the industry, from insurance companies to providers, has panned. It’s an expansion of short-term, limited-duration plans allowed under Obamacare that functioned as a stop-gap for people waiting to secure permanent insurance. These […]

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Health care now the chief midterm issue for Democrats, Independents as it fizzles with GOP

After several election cycles in which the GOP revved up their base with promises of Obamacare repeal, health care has become a much bigger rallying cry for Democratic voters than it ever was for Republicans. A recent Kaiser Family Foundation tracking poll shows Democratic voters name health care as their top issue in the upcoming midterms at 33 percent […]

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Senate GOP dreams of padding excruciatingly thin majority: ‘With 53 members we get health care done’

Senate Republicans like Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski describe their 51-seat majority as “excruciating.” Apparently, having to find common ground with even one or two Democrats is just tragically exasperating. “You can lose your majority on practically anything,” Cruz told Politico. And lose they have on several fronts. For instance, Donald Trump’s […]

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Bernie’s ‘Medicare for All’ Might Cost $32.6 Trillion and That’s Fine

“Medicare for all,” the healthcare holy grail many progressives have dreamed of for decades, continues to look like both an utter fantasy and a potent possibility. Democrats are at least three years away from even being able to pass a healthcare bill, which would require control of both houses of Congress and the presidency. Still, […]

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Another Trump Obamacare sabotage effort brings another lawsuit from states to protect the law

Russian asset Donald Trump’s Affordable Care Act sabotage isn’t working out so well, particularly for fellow elected Republicans who are facing a very angry electorate which wants to keep its insurance. One of Trump’s efforts has backfired almost completely—his idea for skimpy, cheap association health plans. The business groups who originally lobbied for it have […]

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