An announcement Tuesday morning that three of the richest, most powerful companies in the United States are launching a new effort to break the health insurance industry’s stranglehold on the economy was greeted with great excitement.
The new firm is the brainchild of Berkshire Hathaway tycoon Warren Buffett, JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon, and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. Their goal is to break the age-old cycle of ever-rising health care costs in the United States, where people pay more t...
Month: January 2018
Trump makes no calls for ObamaCare repeal in State of the Union
President Trump made no mention of repealing or replacing ObamaCare during his first State of the Union address on Tuesday, cementing how far the issue has fallen off of the GOP's agenda.Republicans on Capitol Hill...
The chilling attack on liberal democracy buried in Trump’s speech
President Donald Trump spent the bulk of his first State of the Union address touting his tax policy and laying out an immigration proposal that would advance many white nationalist organizations’ top priorities.
Buried within the speech, however, was a proposal that would fundamentally rework the balance of power between civil servants and political appointees — and strike a deep blow to the rule of law in the process.
“I call on the Congress to empower eve...
Trump touts opioid work, but has actually done almost nothing
The Trump administration is fighting the opioid epidemic, President Trump said Tuesday in his first State of the Union address — but the Trump administration hasn’t actually done much to fight the epidemic beyond declaring a state of emergency, which is merely a bureaucratic formality.
“In 2016, we lost 64,000 Americans to drug overdoses: 174 deaths per day. Seven per hour. We must get much tougher on drug dealers and pushers if we are going to succeed in stopping this scourg...
State of the Union fact check: Obamacare mandate is a key to but not the 'core' of the law
New Hampshire bill would expand Medicaid work requirements to food stamps, welfare
A proposed bill in New Hampshire's House of Representatives would expand the state's proposed work requirements for Medicaid recipients to residents who receive welfare and food stamps.Rep. Neal Kurk (R) has introd...
Complaint Accuses Contractor of Underpayment at Medicare Call Centers
The Communications Workers of America said in a complaint filed on Friday that a large government information technology contractor could owe workers as much as $100 million in back wages.