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Health & Wellness

A New Way Insurers Are Shifting Costs to the Sick
Health & Wellness  (tags: Health Care, Health Insurance, Sickness, Affordable Care Act, Inadequate, #MedicareForAll )

Brian
- 30 days ago - truth-out.org
Health insurance companies are no longer allowed to charge patients more because of their pre-existing conditions. But some health policy experts say insurers may be doing so in a more subtle way: by forcing people to pay more for their drugs."
1976 Vs. Today: Ebola's Terrifying Evolution
Health & Wellness  (tags: Ebola, Outbreak, Africa, Health Care, Doctors Without Borders )

Brian
- 33 days ago - thedailybeast.com
"Though it was 40 years ago, doctors contained Zaire's 1976 Ebola outbreak better than today's outbreak. In a new paper, those doctors give insight and advice to current health care workers."
Medicare's 49th Anniversary for Seniors: Single-Payer Coverage for All By Its 50th
Health & Wellness  (tags: Health Care, Medicare, 49th Anniversary, Affordable Care Act, Universal, Single Payer, #MedicareForAll )

Brian
- 78 days ago - truth-out.org
"Although the Affordable Care Act is hopefully a political holding position until single-payer health care for all is enacted in the US, there are still right-wingers whose goal is to dismantle the current Medicare system." #MedicareForAll
Tell Senate To Pass The Not My Bosses' Business Bill On Contraception Petition
Health & Wellness  (tags: Ultra-Violet, Not My Bosses Business Bill, Supreme Court, Religious Freedom Restoration Act, contraception, health care, ACA )

Dandelion
- 104 days ago - act.weareultraviolet.org
The bill states that federal laws, including the Religious Freedom Restoration Act cited by the Supreme Court, do not allow employers to refuse to cover health care -- including birth control -- guaranteed by the Affordable Care Act.
The "Freedom" to Deny Women Health Care
Health & Wellness  (tags: Health Care, Womens Health Care, Reproductive Health, Birth Control, Contraception, SCOTUS, Supreme Court, Hobby Lobby, Corporate Personhood, Religious Freedom, Bad Science )

Brian
- 111 days ago - socialistworker.org
"So not only did "corporate personhood" allow Hobby Lobby to be granted religious freedom under this ruling, denying human women workers reproductive freedom, but Hobby Lobby is getting away with using bad science to justify not covering contraception."
What's Missing in Our Profit-Driven Healthcare System? Quality Human Care
Health & Wellness  (tags: National Nurses United, Health Care, People vs Profit, Corporate Agenda )

Brian
- 154 days ago - commondreams.org
"Noticed how little in the healthcare debate we hear one word that should be at its center - care? Nurses have noticed, and are alarmed at worrisome changes now putting patients at risk."
Don't Believe The Hype About Massive Obamacare Premium Hikes
Health & Wellness  (tags: Health Care, Affordable Care Act, ObamaCare, Exchanges, Premiums )

Brian
- 156 days ago - thinkprogress.org
"The Obama administration successfully signed up more than 8 million people in coverage through the Affordable Care Act's health care exchanges during the first open enrollment period, but the law's next big test will come later this summer..."
Big Food: Michael Pollan Thinks Wall Street Has Way Too Much Influence Over What We Eat
Health & Wellness  (tags: Health Care, System, Big Ag, Big Food, Corporate Agenda, Human Health, American Diet, Michael Pollan, Obama, President )

Brian
- 177 days ago - vox.com
"In '08,Michael Pollan published an open letter to Pres.-Elect Obama. He began with a warning: ""You cannot expect to reform the health care system, much less expand coverage, without confronting the public-health catastrophe that is the American diet..."
Medicare for All
Health & Wellness  (tags: Health Care, Human Health, Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, Insurance Industry, Profit Motive, Universal Health Care, Single Payer, #MedicareForAll )

Brian
- 193 days ago - againstausterity.org
"What we demand is a system that is affordable and available to all, without regard for the profit motive of the private insurance industry. The only system that fits the bill is to expand and improve Medicare for all Americans."
Tell Prime Minister Harper: Don't Sabotage Our Public Health Care ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Health & Wellness  (tags: humans, Canada, health care, protection )

Cher
- 204 days ago - leadnow.ca
Please join thousands and send a message to your Member of Parliament, Prime Minister Harper, and Health Minister Rona Ambrose: Stop the sabotage! Defend Canada's public health care now. - Then share this with everyone.
Aetna Health Insurance Company: Aetna STOP Denying Needed Surgeries and Calling Them "Experimental"!
Health & Wellness  (tags: health care, insurance, patient's rights, surgery, experimental )

Ruth Ann
- 284 days ago - change.org
A man was put out of work due to a herniated disk in his back. L5 S1. He was sheduled for surgery July 23rd. At his last appointment before surgery he was informed that AETNA refused to pay for his surgery. They said it was "experimental"
60 Minutes Expose: How The Lobbies Rule America   video
Health & Wellness  (tags: abuse, americans, congress, drugs, health care, lobbiests, medicine, prevention, protection, research, safety )

Kit
- 293 days ago - youtube.com
A video from 60 Minutes about that vote on that prescription drugs bill.
Special Investigation: How Insurers Are Hiding Obamacare Benefits From Customers
Health & Wellness  (tags: Affordable Care Act, ObamaCare, Health Care Reform, health care, insurance industry, fraud, misleading )

Brian
- 351 days ago - talkingpointsmemo.com
"Across the country, insurance companies have sent misleading letters to consumers, trying to lock them into the companies' own, sometimes more expensive health insurance plans rather than let them shop for insurance and tax credits on the Obamacare..."
Paying the Price for the ACA
Health & Wellness  (tags: Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, law, health care, uninsured, problems, insurance industry, americans, universal, single payer, #medicareforall )

Brian
- 356 days ago - socialistworker.org
"The introduction of the "insurance exchanges" set up by the Affordable Care Act (ACA)--the "virtual stores" where the uninsured are supposed to be able to comparison shop for health care coverage--are showing everything that's wrong with Obama's law."
Fighting Poverty Crucial to Tackling Child Health Crisis
Health & Wellness  (tags: children, health, health care, poverty, crisis, low income, health problems )

Brian
- 410 days ago - truth-out.org
It's no secret that there are long-term consequences of poverty. Health outcomes by income and race, much like education outcomes, show a clear correlation between being low-income and suffering health problems
 

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