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ajc.com - Opinion: Employer-sponsored health insurance plans worth preserving
Opinion: Employer-sponsored health insurance plans worth preserving
ajc

As part of the newly enacted American Rescue Plan Act, billions of dollars in subsidies are on their way to those who purchase individual coverage through the exchanges. Many lawmakers now want to turn to legislation that would create a public…

santacruzsentinel.com - Ana B Ibarra - Aid kicks in for health insurance
Aid kicks in for health insurance
Santa Cruz Sentinel

FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2013, file photo, Peter Lee, executive director of Covered California, the state's health insurance exchange, talks at a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. California has re-opened enrollment for its state health…

bloomberg.com - Brandon Kochkodin - SPAC Wipeout Is Punishing Followers of Chamath Palihapitiya
SPAC Wipeout Is Punishing Followers of Chamath Palihapitiya
Bloomberg

Equal-weighted basket of his SPACs has underperformed index Clover Health investment hampered by SEC investigation Just as Chamath Palihapitiya was the face of the SPAC frenzy that gripped financial markets at the start of the year, he is today the…

protocol.com - Issie Lapowsky - For Big Tech whistleblowers, there's no such thing as 'moving on
For Big Tech whistleblowers, there's no such thing as 'moving on
Protocol - The people, power and politics of tech

Last summer, just before she published a viral Twitter thread about the discrimination she said she faced at Pinterest, Aerica Shimizu Banks crunched some numbers to see how long she could afford to be persona non grata in the tech industry. She…

timesrecordnews.com - Editorial Board, Times Record News - Obamacare, for all its health insurance flaws, survives Trump, repeal, replace and COVID-19
Obamacare, for all its health insurance flaws, survives Trump, repeal, replace and COVID-19
Times Record News

Mark Twain famously responded that a report of his death 'was an exaggeration.' He had nothing on Obamacare. At one time or another during his tenure, President Donald Trump declared the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act dead, ended…

ukiahdailyjournal.com - Submitted - CalMatters: Paying too much for health insurance? New subsidies announced today
CalMatters: Paying too much for health insurance? New subsidies announced today
The Ukiah Daily Journal

Covered California, the state's insurance marketplace, today opened a special enrollment period that allows people to sign up and make use of federal COVID-19 relief dollars designated for health coverage aid. Image via iStock Californians enrolled…

un.org - Reflections on the 75th Anniversary of the International Court of Justice
Reflections on the 75th Anniversary of the International Court of Justice
United Nations

Seventy-five years ago, the International Court of Justice held its opening session in a solemn inaugural sitting at the Peace Palace in The Hague in the presence of Princess Juliana and Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands, among other dignitaries.

bloombergquint.com - Brandon Kochkodin - SPAC Wipeout Is Punishing Followers of Chamath Palihapitiya
SPAC Wipeout Is Punishing Followers of Chamath Palihapitiya
Bloomberg Quint

(Bloomberg) -- Just as Chamath Palihapitiya was the face of the SPAC frenzy that gripped financial markets at the start of the year, he is today the face of the bust. All six of Palihapitiya's Social Capital Hedosophia-linked blank-check companies…

wnd.com - WND News Services - How 'rebates' on medications keep costs up
How 'rebates' on medications keep costs up
WND

By Madelaine A. Feldman & Wayne Winegarden As Congress once again takes up legislation to reduce drug prices, one of the most important yet overlooked areas for reform is rebate walls. Advertisement - story continues below Rebate walls, also known…

axios.com - Orion Rummler - Children of color in rural areas battle deep health care disparities
Children of color in rural areas battle deep health care disparities
Axios

Living in the nation's poorest, most rural communities can be a death sentence for African American and Native American children. Why it matters: Lack of health care and healthy food make Black and indigenous children in the nation's most…

mb.com.ph - Vanne Elaine Terrazola - Go seeks reforms in HMO regulation
Go seeks reforms in HMO regulation
Manila Bulletin

Administration Senator Christopher “Bong” Go is seeking to strengthen the Philippines' regulation of medical insurance providers to ensure health security and boost industry competition. Go disclosed on Saturday, April 17, that he…

statesman.com - Madlin Mekelburg, Austin American-Statesman - Abbott blasts Biden administration decision to block health care safety net for uninsured Texans
Abbott blasts Biden administration decision to block health care safety net for uninsured Texans
Austin American-Statesman

Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday said the Biden administration is “obstructing healthcare access for vulnerable Texans” after officials rescinded approval for a waiver that delivers billions in federal dollars to hospitals in Texas. In a…

axios.com - Caitlin Owens - People of color are more likely to be uninsured and face increased risks for chronic conditions
People of color are more likely to be uninsured and face increased risks for chronic conditions
Axios

While the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed serious disparities in access to health care, those differences were baked deep into the American health system long before the coronavirus came along. Why it matters: These systemic disparities are partly…

independent.ie - Charlie Weston - Can we include cost of renovations in amount that we can borrow?
Can we include cost of renovations in amount that we can borrow?
The Irish Independent

Q My husband and I have our eye on a nice ‘fixer-upper' for €120,000. It's a bit of a project and needs about €100,000 to bring it up to scratch. We wonder how much can we borrow as second time buyers? Is it 80pc of the sale…

forbes.com - Sachin H. Jain - Homelessness Is A Healthcare Issue. Why Don't We Treat It As One?
Homelessness Is A Healthcare Issue. Why Don't We Treat It As One?
Forbes

Housing alone will not solve the problems of people experiencing homelessness. Los Angeles Times via Getty Images How you define a problem determines how you solve a problem. Take homelessness, for example. If you see it fundamentally as a housing…

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