Category Archives: Health Care Insurance

GoFundMe To Pay Cancer Bills is Barbaric – A Friend’s American Horror Story

I don’t often do this, but my writing teacher has breast cancer (that’s her photograph above). On October 4th, her husband lost his job because his employer said it was cheaper to pay a bookkeeper than an accountant. The employer … Continue reading

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America’s Begging Bowl Society – Why is the richest nation in the world the most heartless to its own people?

On April 30, 2016, I escorted my wife to a charitable dinner where she was one of the principal speakers.  She was there to tell her story in order to generate donations for The Hochstein School of Music and Dance. … Continue reading

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Questions for the GOP candidates at their December 15 debate: 70,000 Cuban refugees coming to the Southern US border

By ann summers Dear GOP POTUS candidates in the 15 December debate on CNN:  In the fervor to deny refugee status to Syrians because TERROR, what of the possibly 70,000 Cubans now trying to gain egress past the as yet … Continue reading

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Appeals Court Tosses Parking Citation Because Of Missing Comma — Strange News for Fans of SCOTUScare

From AP:  MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — An appeals court has agreed with an Ohio woman who said her parking citation should be tossed because the village law was missing a comma. Andrea Cammelleri (kah-meh-LEHR’-ee) says she shouldn’t have been issued … Continue reading

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NEWSFLASH: Michael Hiltzick of the Los Angeles Times Says That Congress Is Plotting to Pay for Trade Deal by Raiding Medicare

By Elaine Magliaro On Monday, Michael Hiltzick of the Los Angeles Times wrote in his article Congress plots to pay for a trade deal by raiding Medicare that “Medicare means many things to many people.” He said, “To seniors, it’s … Continue reading

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Wendell Potter: Court Case Against Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Shows How Insurers Rip Off Working People and Their Employers

By Elaine Magliaro Wendell Potter is a former CIGNA executive who became a healthcare industry whistleblower. He is an outspoken critic of the US private health insurance industry–“particularly HMOs, and the sometimes-hidden tactics insurers can use to increase their profits by creatively denying policyholders their … Continue reading

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When Catholic Health Care Systems Own Your Doctor: The New Threat to Affordable Birth Control for Women

By Elaine Magliaro Patricia Miller has a chilling article over at Salon titled When the Catholic Church owns your doctor: The insidious new threat to affordable birth control. Miller’s article opens with a story about a woman named Angela Valavanis. … Continue reading

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