Dennis Meyers

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WellPoint enrolls 500,000 in Obamacare policies, upbeat about trends

Health insurance giant WellPoint Inc. has signed up 500,000 people for<p>Obamacarepolicies across the country, and it struck an upbeat tone about early enrollment trends under the healthcare law.<p>WellPoint, which runs Anthem Blue Cross plans in California and 13 other states, said new enrollees tend to …

Health Care

When ‘They’ Say Cutting Taxes On The Rich Means Job Creation, They’re Lying. Just Ask This Rich Guy.

Employment

World's richest 85 people have as much as bottom half the population | McClatchy Washington Bureau

The world’s richest 85 people control the same amount of wealth as the total held by half the world’s population, according to a report issued today …

Income Inequality

It’s the Inequality, Stupid

Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p><b>Want more charts like these?</b> <i>See our charts on</i> <i>the secrets of the jobless recovery,</i> …

For First Time in History, Majority in Congress are Millionaires

Land of the free, home of the … rich Congress. Just as Congress is set to take on long-term unemployment benefits, the minimum wage, and food stamp …

Darrell Issa

The 40-Year Slump

Submitted by Gabriel Arana on Tue, 2013-11-12 01:14<p>The American Prospect<p>Work in the Age of Anxiety ⇛ The 40-Year Slump<p>The steady stream of Watergate …

Major health law changes begin in 2014 | McClatchy Washington Bureau

After more than three years of piecemeal implementation, the Affordable Care Act reaches an important new phase in 2014, when most of the law’s major …

Health Care

Can Vermont's Single-Payer System Fix What Ails American Healthcare?

As Obamacare struggles, progressives hope a bold experiment could offer a better model. But first, it has to work.<p>The Affordable Care Act's turbulent implementation has ruled the news cycle, but across the country states like Vermont are experimenting with their own plans.<p>Governor Peter Shumlin …

The Incidental Economist

December 13, 2017 at 2:23 pm<p>Aaron Carroll<p>Nutrition research can be difficult, especially when kids, and Elmo, and careless research techniques ruin …

OECD Report Offers a Contrast in Perception vs Reality in US Health Care

Home <b>›</b> Medical Practice <b>›</b> Health Policy <b>›</b> <b>JAMA Forum: OECD Report Offers a Contrast in Perception vs Reality in US Health Care</b><p><i>on</i> November 27, 2013<p>Aaron …

OECD

There’s nothing compassionate about Paul Ryan’s conservatism

Don’t be fooled by the congressman’s latest efforts to rebrand himself. His policies are disastrous for the poor<p>Nobody in Washington talks much about the poor in America these days, even though they are more and more with us in the economic aftermath of the Great Recession. Perhaps that is why the …

The Singular Waste of America's Healthcare System in 1 Remarkable Chart

The U.S. spends far, far more per person than any other rich country on healthcare. We don't get more for it.<p>Reuters<p>We are an exceptional nation. At least when it comes to healthcare spending.<p>We spend much more than any other rich country, but we certainly don't get more for it. We get less. We get …

The Real Reason Why People Hate Their Individual Health Care

<i>This post originally appeared in Business Insider.</i><p>At the top of this morning's Wonkbook, Ezra Klein says President Obama "shouldn't apologize for …

Health Care

Costliest 1 Percent Of Patients Account For 21 Percent Of U.S. Health Spending

A 58-year-old Maryland woman breaks her ankle, develops a blood clot and, unable to find a doctor to monitor her blood-thinning drug, winds up in an …

Demand is strong as Obamacare enrollment starts in California

Kicking off a historic healthcare expansion, California's new insurance market stumbled out of the gate with computer glitches, long hold times and an online enrollment delay for small businesses.<p>Still, many consumers rushed to get coverage Tuesday when enrollment opened nationwide as part of …

Health Care