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techcrunch.com - Romain Dillet - Health insurance startup Alan launches free medical app Alan Baby
Health insurance startup Alan launches free medical app Alan Baby
TechCrunch

French startup Alan is generating 100% of its revenue from health insurance products — and that isn't going to change. But the company wants to start a conversation with a bigger use base. Alan is going to launch multiple mobile apps that…

vice.com - This App Claims It Can Detect 'Trustworthiness.' It Can't - VICE
This App Claims It Can Detect 'Trustworthiness.' It Can't - VICE
Vice Media

“Determine how trustworthy a person is in just one minute.” That's the pitch from DeepScore, a Tokyo-based company that spent last week marketing its facial and voice recognition app to potential customers and investors at CES 2021.

jacobinmag.com - Joe Biden Lifted His Health Care Plan From Insurance Industry Lobbyists
Joe Biden Lifted His Health Care Plan From Insurance Industry Lobbyists
Jacobin

President-elect Joe Biden's new COVID-19 relief plan does not adopt existing Democratic legislation to expand government-sponsored medical coverage nor does it propose a promised public health insurance option. Instead, it adopts proposals from…

napavalleyregister.com - Health Insurance Guys: If he skips insurance will there be a penalty?
Health Insurance Guys: If he skips insurance will there be a penalty?
Napa Valley Register

Dear Tom and Alan: I've lost my job in the hospitality industry as a direct result of COVID 19. The restaurant I was working with has been hit hard and the owner was forced to reduce staff to stay afloat. They are currently only doing take-out and…

healthaffairs.org - Health And Dental Insurers Subject To Federal Antitrust Laws | Health Affairs Blog
Health And Dental Insurers Subject To Federal Antitrust Laws | Health Affairs Blog
Health Affairs

On January 13, 2021, President Trump signed the Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act of 2020 into the law. The bipartisan legislation was passed by voice vote in the U.S. House of Representatives in September 2020 and by unanimous consent in the…

smh.com.au - Nina Hendy - Private health insurers add value in bid to lure young members
Private health insurers add value in bid to lure young members
The Sydney Morning Herald

The proportion of Australians with private hospital cover was just 44 per cent in March of last year – the lowest since 2007. And that number is almost certain to have fallen since then, with many people electing to drop their cover after…

firstpost.com - Everything you need to know about women's health insurance
Everything you need to know about women's health insurance
Firstpost

The last decade has seen the daily stress levels of women double and triple compared to years gone by. Not enough time to exercise and having to continuously deal with several high-stress situations can leave many women vulnerable to…

nytimes.com - Ceylan Yeginsu - Why Medical Tourism Is Drawing Patients, Even in a Pandemic
Why Medical Tourism Is Drawing Patients, Even in a Pandemic
The New York Times

On a cold February morning last year, as she lay curled up in a fetal position on her kitchen floor, Melissa Jackson called her manager at a New Jersey beauty salon to ask for some unpaid time off. It was the sixth consecutive week that the…

cnn.com - By Tami Luhby, Caroline Kelly and Devan Cole, CNN  - 5 ways Biden plans to reset health care after Trump
5 ways Biden plans to reset health care after Trump
CNN

(CNN) Strengthen the Affordable Care Act. Restore abortion protections. Lower drug prices. President-elect Joe Biden has a long list of health care promises -- many of which center on reversing policies enacted by the Trump administration over the…

nytimes.com - Natasha Singer - Pandemic Teacher Shortages Imperil In-Person Schooling
Pandemic Teacher Shortages Imperil In-Person Schooling
The New York Times

As exposure to the coronavirus forced thousands of teachers across the United States to stay home and quarantine this winter, administrators in the Washoe County School District, which serves 62,000 students in western Nevada, pulled out all the…

nytimes.com - Ron DePasquale - Covid-19 Live Updates: Biden Moves to Take Charge as U.S. Deaths Near 400,000
Covid-19 Live Updates: Biden Moves to Take Charge as U.S. Deaths Near 400,000
The New York Times

With the United States approaching a once-unthinkable coronavirus pandemic death toll of 400,000 people, Joseph R. Biden Jr., on the eve of his inauguration as president, is assuming the role of mourner in chief and projecting an air of command of…

vox.com - Dylan Scott - The Trump presidency is over, and Obamacare is still alive
The Trump presidency is over, and Obamacare is still alive
Vox

Mere days before his 2016 election to the presidency, Donald Trump boldly promised his voters: “When we win on November 8th and elect a Republican Congress, we will be able to immediately repeal and replace Obamacare.” Now Trump is on…

thestranger.com - Single-Payer Health Care Is Here By 2026, If We Want It
Single-Payer Health Care Is Here By 2026, If We Want It
The Stranger

One of the lessons the pandemic keeps pounding into our heads is how much our private, employer-based health insurance system sucks. Last year COVID-related job losses kicked millions of Americans off their health insurance, leaving them without…

nbcnews.com - Mark Murray  - By the numbers: A statistical look at Trump's four years in office
By the numbers: A statistical look at Trump's four years in office
NBC News

WASHINGTON — The Dow Jones Average has increased by more than 10,000 points since outgoing President Donald Trump's inauguration four years ago. But consumer confidence — due in large part to the coronavirus pandemic — is down…

nytimes.com - Spencer Bokat-Lindell - Opinion | Democrats Are About to Control Congress. What Will They Do?
Opinion | Democrats Are About to Control Congress. What Will They Do?
The New York Times

This article is part of the Debatable newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The stakes of the two Senate elections that occurred in Georgia two weeks ago, in the words of former President Barack Obama, could…

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