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Profits and Prescription Drugs

By Caitlin Hoff Health and Safety Investigator The rising cost of medical expenses is nothing new to Americans. In recent years, medical bills have become the number one reason for personal bankruptcy filings in America, and it is not unusual to hear stories of […]

Marketplace Confusion Opens Door To Questions About Skinny Plans

Consumers coping with the high cost of health insurance are the target market for new plans claiming to be lower-cost alternatives to the Affordable Care Act that fulfill the law’s requirement for health coverage. But experts and regulators warn consumers to be cautious — and […]

Gaming a Drug Law and the Patent System

By Randy Barrett for   Manufacturers find advantages in the Orphan Drug Act and intellectual property protections to keep prices high. There is clear evidence the pharmaceutical industry manipulates well-intentioned laws to increase prices and profits. We’ll use two laws as our case studies, the […]

Many Women Miss Out On Lifesaving CPR

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, Nov. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) — America’s hang-ups over sexuality and gender could cost women their lives when their heart suddenly stops, a new study suggests. Simply put, women suffering from cardiac arrest in a public setting are less […]

In Oregon, End-of-Life Wishes Are Just A Click Away

Sallie Cutler, left, and her mother, Alyce Cheatham, attended a 2012 luncheon for Oregon Health and Science University’s Center for Ethics in Health Care, which conducts research regarding Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment. Cheatham, a longtime advocate of the program, relied on instructions in […]

Documentary “States Of Grace” is powerful!

Dr. Grace Dammann’s life was forever altered when a driver crashed head-on into her car on the Golden Gate Bridge. After a seven-week coma and numerous surgeries, Grace miraculously regained consciousness, with her cognitive abilities almost entirely intact, but her body left shattered and severely […]

Liberals Strike Back… Against Single Payer

With the explosive growth of the movement for single payer healthcare, it should not be a surprise to see the Empire Strike Back.

In the name of political reality, some liberal pundits, politicians and policy wonks are scolding progressives to give up on Medicare for All. There are many ways to achieve “universal coverage,” we’re told. “Overhauling” the entire system is too hard, healthcare is too big a part of the economy, and politicians will not take out the health insurance companies.